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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  

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  

The Fauxcoholic

By Randi Newton

Why on Earth do some people pretend to be alcoholics? 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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Normies React to the 12 Steps

"I think admitting to having a problem in general is the right first step, but to admit powerlessness is unhealthy. .. I think admitting powerlessness is more harmful because it doesn't help. Admitting that you want and need help is more useful after admittance."

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