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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  

The dark side of Rehabs

Rehabs Behaving Badly

By Zusane Ankudá

My telephone cry for help to AA was diverted to a very insistent rehab. I didn't just get mad—I got sober. MORE  

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The Lasting Relationship Between Divorce and Relapse

By Alexandra Frank

I've experienced the heartbreak of losing my husband and then my sobriety. Over and over again. MORE  

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Rockin' for Recovery

By McCarton Ackerman

Ricky Byrd, Joan Jett's guitarist, got sober in 1987 after suffering a collapsed lung. He tells The Fix how to avoid temptation on tour. MORE  

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The Family Disease of Denial

By Malina Saval

Nobody thought my grandfather was an alcoholic even though he drank constantly—a perfect cue for me to recreate the dynamic in my own life. MORE  

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Improv and AA Are the Same Thing

By Sue Smith

Right after I got sober, I started my first comedy class. Since then, nearly everything I've learned in AA has been echoed by improv, and vice versa. MORE  

Suicidal in Sobriety

By Sloane McDermott

You've done everything AA has suggested and you still want to kill yourself. Now what? MORE  

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I Love My Drug Buddy

By Hannah H. Hollister

If you're lucky enough to have a friend, you might want to treat her like one. Despite everything. MORE  

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A Detox Romance

By Jaime Neptune

How one woman found the man of her dreams in a nightmare. MORE  

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Let's Stick to the Book in AA

By Harry Healy

The scourge of political correctness and hurt feelings dilutes the message and effectiveness of the 12 Steps. MORE  

Sober on the Road

A Sober Passage in India

By Kristen McGuiness

After months of rootless-feeling travel, I realized—in a 12-step meeting in Mumbai—that I’d found my way home. 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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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.