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Rachael Brownell

Heartbreak in Recovery

By Rachael Brownell

When he left, he took my sobriety right along with him.  MORE  

My Daughter and Me

By Rachael Brownell

I drank alcoholically when my children were little. And now I worry they’ll grow up to be just like me. MORE  

How Many Vices Should You Quit at Once?

By Rachael Brownell

Addicts in recovery often try to give up smoking, sugar, caffeine and other bad habits at the same time. Is that too much of a good thing? MORE  

Sponsorship: The Great Unknown

By Rachael Brownell

There’s no training required to become a sponsor in AA—and that means people still getting their bearings can end up working with those who may not have any themselves. What's a newcomer to do?  MORE  

Sobriety: Better Than Prozac!

By Rachael Brownell

Experts suggest that people in recovery are happier than their non-alcoholic peers. MORE  

Getting High (Naturally)

By Rachael Brownell

We all know how to take a drink or pill to reach an ecstatic state. But you can also get high without spending a dime—or losing your sobriety. MORE  

Am I An Alcoholic Or Do I Just Like Drinking?

By Rachael Brownell

It can be difficult to determine if you really you have a drinking problem—especially when denial’s at work. Here are a few ways to answer what may be the most important question of your life. MORE  

A Handy Guide to 12-Step Lingo

By Rachael Brownell

The most commonly-used AA words and phrases can confuse even the most intrepid wordsmiths. Let us help clear things up. MORE  

Soberly Surviving Divorce

By Rachael Brownell

Now that you're sober, everything goes your way, right? Wrong. But that doesn't mean you can't be serene.  MORE  

Do You Need God to Stay Sober?

By Rachael Brownell

Must you believe in God if you want to stay sober? Rachael Brownell doesn't think so. MORE  

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Sober Living
PMS: A Natural Threat to Sobriety

I remember slamming things around the kitchen one night and feeling like I’d lost my mind. I was angry about something so minor, I literally can’t remember what it was and I don’t know that I knew then either

The Rehab Review
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.

Capo By The Sea
 
 
 
 

Capo By The Sea offers an executive rehab program complete with medical detox and a focus on dual-diagnosis issues, as well as an outpatient option in an environment that exudes the kind of beach house optimism one would expect from an Orange County recovery outfit.

Journey Malibu
 
 
 
 

Want many of the luxury amenities A-listers have come to expect—including an enormous backyard with a pool and patio, an herb garden, a volleyball net and a spectacular vista of the Santa Monica mountains—with a recovery program to match?

The Ultimate Guide to Rehab
 
 
 
 
 

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

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