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Being a Bipolar Addict

By Nic Sheff

Bipolar disorder may be trendy today, but it wasn’t when I was first diagnosed. And my unwillingness to accept my condition made it harder to get sober. MORE  

Finding My Way Home

By Nic Sheff

I recently volunteered at a homeless shelter, and it brought me right back to all those times I was on the other side of the soup ladle. MORE  

What I've Learned About Pain Management

By Nic Sheff

I drank and used to escape the pain I was in but my problems only magnified. As it turns out, the clichés are true: the only way to get over those feelings is to go through them. MORE  

I Shall Regret the Past

By Nic Sheff

People in recovery sometimes say they’re grateful to be addicts. Good for them. But if I could go back and erase my addled past, I’d do it in a heartbeat. MORE  

My Normie Wife

By Nic Sheff

I’m a former meth head who hustled to support his habit. My wife’s history is completely pristine. And that’s a good thing. After all, one person like me in a marriage is plenty. MORE  

From Recovering to Recovered

By Nic Sheff

Talking about what I do for a living always keeps me trapped in the meth and heroin use of my past. Now, at last, that’s about to change. MORE  

The Quality of Sober Living

By Nic Sheff

Every rehab I went to suggested that I go directly to a Sober Living. Unfortunately the houses ranged from fantastic to egregious and you had no way of knowing which it was going to be until you got there. MORE  

The Teen Truthtellers

By Nic Sheff

Nic Sheff and Blake Nelson are both sober. They’ve both also written successful books about addiction and recovery aimed at teens. What happens when they sit down to talk about it?  MORE  

Not Everyone Needs Sobriety

By Nic Sheff

I used to assume that every addict or alcoholic had to practice complete abstinence. Then I met some people who proved me wrong. MORE  

How Not to Preach Recovery

By Nic Sheff

So many people seem to want to convince people that they got sober the right way. But I say do it however you want—and let everyone else do the same. MORE  

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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.

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

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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. 

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