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Falling Out of Love With Cocaine

By Emily McCombs

For all the pain it caused, cocaine had its charms for one former addict, especially in the beginning. This is an account of what she loved—and came to loathe—about a very deadly habit. MORE  

Dating Without the Drink

By Emily McCombs

The world of romance is tough even when you can down a few vodka tonics or sip a glass of merlot. How are you supposed to do it stone cold sober? MORE  

How to Handle Near-Drunk Experiences

By Emily McCombs

An accidental sip of beer, cooking with wine and swigging Near Beer are just a few things that fuel anxiety among the newly sober. But do they matter? MORE  

Why Many of Us Trade One High For Another

By Emily McCombs

Yes, you finally put down the bottle, but now you find yourself craving cupcakes or crazy Internet sex or countless pairs of Christian Louboutins. Addictive tendencies are often transferred from one bad habit to another. Here's what you can do about it.  MORE  

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