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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  

From Rags to Rehab

The "Golden Voice" Cleans Up

By McCarton Ackerman

Ted Williams was homeless when a viral video made him instantly famous. But the so-called Golden Voice had to get sober to keep his life from falling apart. MORE  

First Person

Meetings With My Dad

By Taylor Ellsworth

Some people have to travel across the country to see their dad. I only need to show up at an AA meeting. MORE  

The Alcoholism of a Tennis Great

By McCarton Ackerman

Tennis pro Cliff Richey ruled the courts while suffering from alcoholism and then depression. It was only when he retired that he figured out how to truly win the game. MORE  

AA Scenes

Making the Pilgrimage to AA's Mecca

By Susan Cheever

The annual AA and Al-Anon picnic at Stepping Stones evokes personal memories and movement history for Bill W.'s most famous biographer. MORE  

Facebook in Sobriety

By Taylor Ellsworth

My problem isn’t that I’m addicted to status updates. It’s that I use Facebook as a self-worth monitor—and I’m unwilling to stop. MORE  

Interview

The Drug Smuggling Past of a Jeans King

By Anna David

Once busted for money laundering, today Michael Glasser is the creator of multiple uber successful jeans lines. Along the way, he also amassed nearly 30 years of sobriety. MORE  

Lit Life

Rockers Who Just Say No

By Judy McGuire

As this exclusive excerpt reveals, not every musician has the drug habits of Pete Doherty or Courtney Love.  MORE  

The Fame Game

Almost Famous—Until I Got Sober

By Molly Jong-Fast

After growing up in the shadow of her mother, Erica Jong, whose best-seller Fear of Flying made her a household name, the author yearned for fame of her own. She almost had it too—until she got sober. MORE  

First Person

Sober at School

By Taylor Ellsworth

I thought college would be the time for education, decadent drinking, close friendships, and the beginning of a fabulous life. I didn't realize then that I couldn't have it all. MORE  

The Formerly Drunk Ultra Man

By Nina Emkin

Rich Roll went from being a hope-to-die drunk to one of the world’s fittest men—a journey he chronicles in his new book, Finding UltraMORE  

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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.

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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. 

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This exclusive Northern California rehab is all about client choice—as well as golf outings, Buddhist field trips and keeping up with the office.

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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.