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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  

Sober Living

The Boston Marathon: A Healing Agent

By Caleb Daniloff

The sickening attacks at the event I attended on Monday felt deeply personal to many people, for many reasons. The race was central to my recovery. MORE  

Lucky 13

I Was 13th-Stepped (And I Kind of Liked It!)

By Amy Dresner

In 12-step programs, the infamous 13th Step comes when an old-timer seduces a newcomer. Here's the view of a recipient.  MORE  

Gateway

NyQuil Was My Gateway Drug

By Randi Newton

There's a reason they call it robo-tripping. I'm now eight years clean of the syrup. MORE  

God's Kids

Legends in the Rooms: Chuck C.

By Daniel Isanov

We're All God's Kids: A New Pair of Glasses helped to define what AA was really about.  MORE  

Mental Illness

Double Trouble: Bipolar Disorder and Alcoholism

By Sadie Long

Balancing mental illness and addiction requires both caution and good information. MORE  

Portlandia in a Church Basement

By John Gordon

When I moved to Oregon from New York, I had visions of cheap rent and radically open-minded recovery. Let's just say it didn't go according to plan. MORE  

Slipping

From Long-Term Recovery to Long-Term Relapse

By Maddy Demberg

After 17 years of being sober in AA, I went out for five years. Now I'm sober once again. This time, I have a better grasp of what that means. MORE  

Handshake

No Hugs Please, I'm Sober!

By Chris Gates

First you get sober. Then you find out who you are. Then you learn to say no. MORE  

Art Attack

The Artist's Way

By Jane Doe

Practical, action-based tools can restore your creativity in sobriety. MORE  

Fitness in sobriety

Sobering Up and Firming Up

By James Graham

Murdering Mr. Softee: One man's trip from beating up gym equipment to Capoeira to surfing. 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.