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Carlos Herrera

My Mind’s Playing Tricks on Me

By Carlos Herrera

It's one thing to realize that you have a self-destructive brain. It's quite another to learn how to not react to it. MORE  

My Sober New Year's Eve

By Carlos Herrera

I'm happy I know how to turn down my drinking buddies on the biggest partying night of the year. But that doesn't mean it's always easy. MORE  

Thanksgivings Drunk and Sober

By Carlos Herrera

I’ve been surly, stoned and sober on the our nation’s holiday of gratitude. And for me, sober definitely seems to work out better. MORE  

My Bottom Was Lower Than Yours

By Carlos Herrera

People in AA like to compete over their crack den stories. I say let's stop battling over bottoms and just decide we all won. MORE  

Hey You, Get Off My Pink Cloud

By Carlos Herrera

Some alcoholics (not just newcomers) are so dramatic that they call good moods “pink clouds.” And I’m right there with them, sounding the bell.  MORE  

Headlining in AA

By Carlos Herrera

I spoke at a high-end AA meeting and became their star du jour. And then I came back to earth.  MORE  

I'm About to Cross-Talk

By Carlos Herrera

For some, this irresistible phenomenon is the bane of every AA meeting. Instead of letting it bug you, it's best to nod your head and move on. MORE  

Seduction in Sobriety

By Carlos Herrera

Picking up a drink made it easier to pick up a girl. Maybe that's why, now that I'm sober, picking up a girl makes it easier to pick up a drink. MORE  

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Morning Roundup: July 23, 2014

Lars Ulrich credits Noel Gallagher for quitting cocaine, Shia LaBeouf says Brad Pitt helped him get sober, and daughter of Real Housewives star arrested for DUI.

7:00am
Adults Quitting Smoking Prefer Fun-Flavored E-Cigs

Fruity flavors might seem like they're just for kids, but adult e-cig users love them too—and say it helps them quit regular tobacco.

7/22/14 7:30pm
Florida Pill Mill Doc Gets 15 Years In Prison

Zachary Rose testified against other employees, but was ultimately dubbed a con artist by a district court judge.

7/22/14 5:30pm
Study Claims Pot Smoking Doesn't Increase Lung Cancer Risk

Despite new evidence, the jury is still out on whether or not weed does contribute to causing cancer.

7/22/14 3:30pm
'Star Wars' Ewok Admits Cocaine, Alcohol Addiction

After being caught on camera doing cocaine, actor Paul Grant has admitted to needing help for the addictions that caused him to lose everything.

7/22/14 1:00pm

Rehabilitation Directories

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Cliffside Malibu
 
 
 
 
 

The “beach-house-relaxed” Cliffside Malibu claims to provide an oasis for recovering addicts and alcoholics. And that’s just what you'll get—if you’ve got the cash.

Morningside Recovery
 
 
 
 

For a “rehab near the beach” experience that isn’t quite as costly as similar SoCal competitors, head to this Newport Beach treatment facility.

AToN Center
 
 
 
 

Whether you’re interested in the 12 Steps, SMART Recovery, or holistic treatments, this luxurious, appealing and commendable 4.5 star (our system doesn't yet show the 1/2 star) San Diego rehab has a program for you. 

Reflections
 
 
 
 

This exclusive Northern California rehab is all about client choice—as well as golf outings, Buddhist field trips and keeping up with the office.

The Ultimate Guide to Rehab
 
 
 
 
 

What you need to know when choosing an addiction treatment center.

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