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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  

First Person

Crazy in Love

By Taylor Ellsworth

When I fell for someone, I realized just how broken I was. Welcome to the sober relationship. MORE  

Food Matters

Miss America’s Eating Disorder

By McCarton Ackerman

When Kristen Haglund took the Miss America crown in 2008, it was after years of starving herself. Now she puts a pretty face on recovery from anorexia.  MORE  

Celebrity Sobriety

Tom Arnold Cleans Up

By Kristen McGuiness

When he became addicted to painkillers after nearly two decades of sobriety, Tom Arnold kept it a secret. Then he almost died. Now he’s back to tell the tale. MORE  

First Person

An Icon Took Me In

By Mara Shapshay

After I hit rock bottom, I went from living in my car to moving into a generous celebrity's mansion. MORE  

First Person

Headlining in AA

By Carlos Herrera

I spoke at a high-end AA meeting and became their star du jour. And then I came back to earth.  MORE  

First Person

I'm About to Cross-Talk

By Carlos Herrera

For some, this irresistible phenomenon is the bane of every AA meeting. Instead of letting it bug you, it's best to nod your head and move on. MORE  

Sexual Acts

My Crazy So-Called Sober Sex Life

By JL Scott

I assumed my confident sexual persona would disappear along with the drinks. But in sobriety, I found myself acting out sexually more than ever. MORE  

First Person

When Sponsors Give Relationship Advice

By Taylor Ellsworth

There’s nothing in the "Big Book" about the exact role sponsors should play. So how are newcomers supposed to know if sponsors are overstepping their bounds? MORE  

Alt Rock

How Smart Is Smart Recovery?

By Joe Schrank

The leader of the largest alternative to AA sounds off on the disease model of addiction, whether crack can be smoked in moderation, and why the 12 Steps shouldn't be the only path to sobriety. MORE  

Recovery

Am I Missing Out?

By Laura Barcella

As sober addicts and alcoholics, we often convince ourselves that we’re missing out when we’re not. Luckily, there are ways to combat that. MORE  

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