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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  

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8 Takeaway Lessons From Quitting Drinking

By Aaron Kuchta

I've just managed to quit drinking without a program, and even learned a few things in the process. MORE  

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From Steroid Madness to Bantu Marijuana

By Michael Ortiz Hill

Sacred Bantu marijuana was my miracle MS healer—it got me functional and even out of the diapers forced on me by prescription steroids. MORE  

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I Don't Believe in God, But I Pray

By Nathan Frank

Being free of God doesn't mean I have to be free of hope. MORE  

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My Name is Steven and I'm Not An Alcoholic

By Steven Quay

Sometimes a wrong diagnosis leads to effective treatment. MORE  

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The Suboxone Addict You Never Knew Existed

By Daniel Mulligan

Suboxone is the only drug I've ever been addicted to. Seven years later, I'm still trying to wean myself off. MORE  

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An Atheist Like You, Bill? You'll Never Get Sober!

By Bill Manville

Note to my fellow AA non-believers: If you think this piece is going to end with a religious conversion experience, read on; you’re wrong. MORE  

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Five Crucial Truths About Love Addiction. Seriously.

By Laura Barcella

Love addiction sounds like the quieter, less raunchy cousin of sex addiction. For many of us it is emotionally and psychologically damaging beyond measure. MORE  

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The Introvert’s Guide to Non-Compulsive Drinking

By Aaron Kuchta

If you like drinking a little too much, and don't like talking about your feelings in a self-help group, this is the guide for you. MORE  

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Clean and Serene Sex Work

By Veronica Monet

Prostitution and sobriety are not mutually exclusive. MORE  

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A Principle Got Between Our Personalities

By Vicki Abelson

I lost a friend, and sponsor, to what I thought was "best for the fellowship."  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.