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Facing My Fears: Hospitals and Fake Eyelashes

By Sue Smith

Being sober in AA helped me show up for my stepdad—and not freak out—when a scary mishap during surgery landed him in the ICU. MORE  

Where to Draw the Line When Helping Newcomers in AA

By Sue Smith

We want to give back. But service can veer into unhealthy—or downright dangerous—territory. How far is too far? Here's how some of us have handled sticky situations. MORE  

Where to Draw the Line on Mind-Altering Substances?

By Sue Smith

Mouthwash and Sudafed, non-alcoholic beer and caffeine. What's cool for recovering addicts and alcoholics to eat, drink and take—and what's not? MORE  

Improv and AA Are the Same Thing

By Sue Smith

Right after I got sober, I started my first comedy class. Since then, nearly everything I've learned in AA has been echoed by improv, and vice versa. MORE  

How to Handle Panic Attacks

By Sue Smith

It figures: I get clean and start having crazy anxiety attacks. But here are some sobriety-friendly remedies. MORE  

Happy (Sober) New Year!

By Sue Smith

Everyone knows this can be a tough time of year for non-drinkers. So here's a guide for how to ring in the New Year without booze, from meeting marathons to drink-free dances. MORE  

Online Resources for Sober Holiday Survival

By Sue Smith

If you need some seasonal sober support, there's plenty out there; here are some of the best options. MORE  

The Houstons'  Train Keeps Wreckin'

By Sue Smith

Same family, same struggle, new generation in the reality show focusing on Bobbi Kristina Brown. MORE  

Breaking Amish: Maybe Fake, Definitely Drunk

By Sue Smith

As the show gets ever-messier on screen, TLC is accused of being less-than-honest about the castmates' pasts. MORE  

"The Situation" Makes Amends on Jersey Shore 

By Sue Smith

Mike Sorrentino did an easily-identifiable Ninth Step on last night's episode.  MORE  

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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.

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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.

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'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.

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Experts Blame the Child Migrant Crisis on America’s Drug War

This past week, experts showed how America's wayward drug war has contributed to the humanitarian crisis spilling over its southern border.

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Study Finds 'Energy Cocktails' Increase Urge To Drink

An Australian study has raised another flag in the dangerous practice of combing booze and energy drinks.

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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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