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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  

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  

Clearing Wreckage

Making Amends to My Dead Father

By John Dee

One of the mysteries in AA is making a Ninth Step amends to the departed. One member recalls how he went about it.  MORE  

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