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Taylor Ellsworth

Portland's Groundbreaking 24-Hour Sober Club

By Taylor Ellsworth

The remarkable hangout features foosball, poker tables and a stockpile of energy drinks. MORE  

Nobody Likes A Quitter

By Taylor Ellsworth

I've quit smoking enough times to make me an expert. And I've learned something along the way: not everyone wants me to succeed.  MORE  

Online Writing for the Alcoholic

By Taylor Ellsworth

There's a constant stream of negativity coming at me—and I don't mean the critical voice of my own addiction. I'm talking about Internet commenters. MORE  

Twenty-Six Miles to Recovery

By Taylor Ellsworth

First I thought I could never run a marathon. Then I thought it would cure my eating disorder. I was wrong on both counts. MORE  

The Other Programs

By Taylor Ellsworth

I avoid Alanon and OA despite knowing I could benefit from them. Apparently I'm waiting to get uncomfortable enough that I'm willing to do something about it. MORE  

Stop Talking About My Age

By Taylor Ellsworth

I came into AA when I was 18. That doesn’t mean we have to keep talking about it. MORE  

Crazy in Love

By Taylor Ellsworth

When I fell for someone, I realized just how broken I was. Welcome to the sober relationship. MORE  

When Sponsors Give Relationship Advice

By Taylor Ellsworth

There’s nothing in the "Big Book" about the exact role sponsors should play. So how are newcomers supposed to know if sponsors are overstepping their bounds? MORE  

Young, Wild and Free

By Taylor Ellsworth

When I got sober at 18, I assumed wild all-nighters with friends were a part of the past. Then I went to an AA Young People’s Conference.  MORE  

A Beautiful Life

By Taylor Ellsworth

Connecting with other women over nail polish may seem shallow. But this kind of beauty bonding isn't just skin-deep.  MORE  

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Rehabilitation Directories

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A Man—With an Eating Disorder

When I tell people I have an eating disorder, I get surprise, sympathy, empathy and laughing-shock: "Men can have eating disorders?”

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.

The Ultimate Guide to Rehab
 
 
 
 
 

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

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