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How I Took the Third Step

By Taylor Ellsworth

It was only when I realized how impossible it was to run the show that I realized I could let go of the reins.  MORE  

The New Girl

By Taylor Ellsworth

Women who are new in AA search for comfort wherever they can get it—and that often means with the guys. Believe me: that's how I did it.  MORE  

A Millennial Youth

By Taylor Ellsworth

Seventeen and MTV aren’t responsible for my feelings of inadequacy or the fact that I’m an addict. But they did their part to help. MORE  

Turning 21, Booze-Free

By Taylor Ellsworth

When I came of age, I was legally allowed to drink. And as it turns out, I couldn’t have cared less.  MORE  

Meetings With My Dad

By Taylor Ellsworth

Some people have to travel across the country to see their dad. I only need to show up at an AA meeting. MORE  

Facebook in Sobriety

By Taylor Ellsworth

My problem isn’t that I’m addicted to status updates. It’s that I use Facebook as a self-worth monitor—and I’m unwilling to stop. MORE  

Sober at School

By Taylor Ellsworth

I thought college would be the time for education, decadent drinking, close friendships, and the beginning of a fabulous life. I didn't realize then that I couldn't have it all. MORE  

My Big Fat Sober Wedding

By Taylor Ellsworth

The most embarrassing thing I’ve ever done—marrying a friend, Britney Spears-style—didn’t happen when I was a practicing alcoholic. I did it once I was already sober. MORE  

My Mom’s Addiction

By Taylor Ellsworth

My mother has struggled with various forms of addiction for her whole life. And I’ve struggled to forgive her. MORE  

Managing An Eating Disorder

By Taylor Ellsworth

I’d happily abandoned drugs and alcohol. Then my eating disorder started eating me up. MORE  

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