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Does the Secret Service Have a Drinking Problem?

By Susan Cheever

Without the binge drinking—and possibly drugging—there would have been no prostitutes and no scandal. But the service's risky boozing has a dark history dating back to the Kennedy assassination. MORE  

Why Bill W. Wrote the 12 Steps Twice

By Susan Cheever

The AA founder penned two versions of the 12 Steps, separated by 15 years and a lifetime of troubles. Their differences will surprise you. MORE  

AA's Insider Trading Scandal

By Susan Cheever

In a first-ever, the feds are bringing charges against an AA member for turning a private share into an investment tip. Break confidentiality at your own risk! MORE  

The Secret History of the Serenity Prayer

By Susan Cheever

AA's most famous touchstone was composed by a Nazi-hating German who was fighting an evil that he couldn't control.  MORE  

Who Really Founded AA?

By Susan Cheever

Did Bill W. make AA in his own image, or do others deserve equal billing? The debate over AA's origins rages on—revealing factions and fractures in the entire movement. MORE  

Susan Cheever on the Real Bill W.

By Susan Cheever

On the anniversary of his 1971 death, the AA founder's complicated life is more instructive than ever in an increasingly tumultuous world. MORE  

Diane Schuler and the
Female DUI Epidemic

By Susan Cheever

What the ongoing obsession with Diane Schuler's bizarre and tragic death trip reveals about the soaring spike in drunk driving by the nation's women. MORE  

Cheever on AA and Money

By Susan Cheever

In our profit-obsessed age, Alcoholics Anonymous exists in a parallel universe. But the bang it gets for its limited bucks makes many pricey rehabs seem like a real racket. MORE  

Mommy's Little Secret: The Truth About Diane Schuler

By Susan Cheever

Until a devoted mom named Diane Schuler killed eight people, including herself, her daughter, and three nieces in a horrific car accident, no one suspected she could be an alcoholic. Nice, middle class women like her just weren't made that way. MORE  

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