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35 Steps to Total Demoralization

By Dillon Murphy

How low will you go before you hit bottom? This list can help, or at least guide you, before it happens. MORE  

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What's Up, Doc?

By Amy Dresner

I took my addicted self from private health insurance to MediCal—it wasn't that bad, until I visited the psychiatrist. MORE  

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A Man—With an Eating Disorder

By Brian Macaulay

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

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Can an AA Critic and a 12-Step Advocate Get Along?

By Juliet Abram

AA critic Juliet Abram chats with author and spoken-word artist Bucky Sinister about why he's so pro-12-steps. MORE  

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Making It Through the First Year

By Kristen McGuiness

Protracted withdrawal is a real threat to sobriety. MORE  

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Drinking for Two, or Three

By Jeff Koyen

Why my wife and I decided drinking during pregnancy was a good idea MORE  

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World Cup and Alcoholism

By Romina Mazzaferri

The final game between Germany and Argentina is this Sunday, but is the greatest global sporting event a perfect storm for alcoholism? Our Argentinean correspondent reports . . . . MORE  

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Unhappy Camper—Joe Sober Strikes Again

By Joe Sober

The continuing adventures of AA cliché Joe Sober. This installment—Joe gets into self-service with a smile! MORE  

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Timing is Everything

By Daniel Isanov

How a beeper watch and an egg timer app helped me clean up and start to grow up. MORE  

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Put a Shirt On!

By Meg Williams

Wearing Sobriety on Your Sleeves—A screen printing boutique shows sobriety can be both creative and fashionable. MORE  

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A Pastor’s Journey from Dealing to Healing

By Tessie Castillo

Pastor James Sizemore has run the gamut from coke to crack to the Catalyst Community Church and a practical approach to harm reduction. MORE  

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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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Articles on Alcoholism, Drug Abuse and Addiction Recovery

Our Sober Living section features a library of articles on alcoholism, drug abuse and addiction recovery. Stay informed and get inspired by reading these articles, essays, and tips for a healthy life.