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To Live and Date in Sobriety

By Ruth Fowler

Just because you’re sober doesn’t mean you know the first thing about appropriate dating—let alone how to do it right. MORE  

The Hilarity of Heroin

By Ruth Fowler

Amy Dresner survived private girls’ schools and drug addiction before discovering her calling: finding the funny in psych wards, meds, and sobriety. MORE  

How MTV's Hottest Mess Cleaned Up His Act

By Ruth Fowler

The Hills launched Jason Wahler into fame. But after a string of DUIs and a stint on Celebrity Rehab, the former partier has managed to stay sober for over a year. MORE  

Moderation vs. Abstinence: What's More Effective?

By Ruth Fowler

Some experts claim that while total abstinence works best for 'true alcoholics,' moderation may be more effective for 'problem drinkers.' But is reality ever so simple? Not everyone thinks so. MORE  

Do Addicts Really Think Differently Than Everyone Else?

By Ruth Fowler

Let's face it. Many of us do process life differently than so-called "normies." But luckily we have tools to combat the insanity we live with on a daily basis. MORE  

My Mother The Food Addict

By Ruth Fowler

It’s not right to publicly admit that you don’t like your own mother. But it’s also not right how much my mother likes food. MORE  

Going Home for the Holidays

By Ruth Fowler

Thanksgiving is about gratitude—and surviving a sober weekend with the folks. MORE  

12 Steps to the 12 Steps

By Ruth Fowler

Having spent a considerable amount of her sober existence making excuses for her AA attendance, our writer pens a handy 12-step guide to a few of the misconceptions she’s run across.  MORE  

The New Face of Celebrity Rehab?

By Ruth Fowler

Dr. Drew's rumored replacement is a Harvard-educated shrink who complains he isn't being paid enough by VH1, admits his colleagues are appalled by his turn on reality TV and thinks that Michael Lohan is a pretty good dad. MORE  

Doing Vegas...The Sober Way

By Ruth Fowler

Sin City is ideal for decadence. But what’s it like when a former stripper and cocaine-and-champagne imbiber tries it stone cold sober? MORE  

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