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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  

Cigs

My Acceptable E-Cigarette Addiction

By Jacintha McGahon

Quitting smoking took forever, but now I'm hooked instead on my shiny electronic cigarette. MORE  

Identity

Being a Lesbian in AA

By Michaela Miller

How do you manage terminal uniqueness when you are in fact unique? A minority AA member from Portland reports. MORE  

Story Time

Let Me Tell You a Story

By Maddy Demberg

In recovery, the war stories we tell and hear can divert us from the solution. MORE  

Sober?

Secret “Sober” Pot Smokers

By Laura Barcella

Can you be sober in AA and still smoke pot? Some members believe it's possible, but are they getting away with it? MORE  

The Fix Interview

The Words That Shake the Barley

By Hallie Hart Hodenfield

First he drank so much he had to write a memoir. Then he sobered up so much, he had to write about his childhood. Colin Broderick tells The Fix about Northern Ireland, moms and, of course, drinking.  MORE  

OMG!!!

OMG! Sober Dating Is So Like...

By Twinkle Powers

Drunken hook-ups are easy, but finding a boyfriend, that's a total test of sobriety. You know what I mean? MORE  

Jobs

Life as a Sober Bartender

By Harry Healy

It's one thing to be a drunk on the other side of the bar, with unlimited access to free liquor. It's quite another to be working there after 20 years sober. MORE  

Coked out

Quitting Cocaine Without Fanfare

By Andy Bodle

Here's how I finally rid myself of the white powder that had taken over my life: on my own, with a minimum of fuss. MORE  

Do The Right Thing

Animal Rights Activism in Sobriety

By Sadie Long

Fighting injustice while living by the principles of the Serenity Prayer can be a fine line to tread, I've found. MORE  

Bad Things, Good People

Surviving Rape and Staying Sober

By Sloane McDermott

The tools of 12-step recovery can help me to recover from anything—even a sexual assault. 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.

Capo By The Sea
 
 
 
 

Capo By The Sea offers an executive rehab program complete with medical detox and a focus on dual-diagnosis issues, as well as an outpatient option in an environment that exudes the kind of beach house optimism one would expect from an Orange County recovery outfit.

Journey Malibu
 
 
 
 

Want many of the luxury amenities A-listers have come to expect—including an enormous backyard with a pool and patio, an herb garden, a volleyball net and a spectacular vista of the Santa Monica mountains—with a recovery program to match?

The Ultimate Guide to Rehab
 
 
 
 
 

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

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