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It's Lonely at the Bottom

By Diannee Carden Glenn

It's easy to throw around terms like "tough love," "enabler," and "rock bottom." Living with those terms is another story. MORE  

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Not So Sexy: Tales From a Relapser’s Bed

By Theresa Richardson

In darker periods, I would sleep with some guy in the hopes of making him love me. It would work for a couple of months here and there, but I could only keep ‘sloppy drunk girl’ at bay for so long. MORE  

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Sobriety, Introspection, and Star Wars

By Aaron Kuchta

A touch of Yoda and introspection keeps self-management manageable. MORE  

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Joe Sober—Because God

By Joe Sober

I didn't rewrite the Big Book, but that '24 Hours a Day' book needed some of that Joe Sober-power. You're welcome. MORE  

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What Happens When You Relapse On Stage?

By Mishka Shubaly

Mishka Shubaly was on tour with Doug Stanhope when he unknowingly took a sip of alcohol in front of hundreds. MORE  

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I Came Out the Other Side

By Tony Kelly

I am an ex-gambling addict and professional footballer who made it out of my addictions. MORE  

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What a Long, Strange, Sober Trip It's Been

By Daniel Isanov

There’s something that’s both desperate and hopeful about walking to an AA meeting. And then it gets weird and wonderful. MORE  

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Two-Time Loser is a Double Winner

By Andi Schwartz

It's no longer about the drink or the drugs. People obsess me. MORE  

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What Living With OCD Is Really Like

By Linda Stansberry

October 5th to October 11th is Mental Illness Awareness Week. One woman's story. MORE  

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The Recovery Clichés

By Jared Mazzaschi

Smug solutions—the shrill, pedantic, annoying and ultimately quite helpful messages of sobriety. MORE  

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Harm Reduction For Sex Addicts!

By Amy Dresner

Let me be clear that I have chosen to give this guy this power and authority and I can withdraw it or break the rules at any time. MORE  

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Not So Sexy: Tales From a Relapser’s Bed

In darker periods, I would sleep with some guy in the hopes of making him love me. It would work for a couple of months here and there, but I could only keep ‘sloppy drunk girl’ at bay for so long.

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