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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  

12 Step

How I Took the Third Step

By Taylor Ellsworth

It was only when I realized how impossible it was to run the show that I realized I could let go of the reins.  MORE  

Recovery

Closing on Sobriety

By McCarton Ackerman

Realtor Robert Radcliffe went from dealing drugs to gang members to selling Malibu mansions to millionaires. He just had to get sober along the way. MORE  

Recovery

Sober Jobs

By Melissa Petro

If you bottomed out and lost everything—or if you desperately need a shift in environment—the working world may prove to be a challenge. Say hello to your inner barista. MORE  

First Person

The New Girl

By Taylor Ellsworth

Women who are new in AA search for comfort wherever they can get it—and that often means with the guys. Believe me: that's how I did it.  MORE  

Writers and Recovery

The Teen Truthtellers

By Nic Sheff

Nic Sheff and Blake Nelson are both sober. They’ve both also written successful books about addiction and recovery aimed at teens. What happens when they sit down to talk about it?  MORE  

First Person

A Millennial Youth

By Taylor Ellsworth

Seventeen and MTV aren’t responsible for my feelings of inadequacy or the fact that I’m an addict. But they did their part to help. MORE  

Parental Pain

Jeannie Out of the Bottle

By McCarton Ackerman

A decade later, I Dream of Jeannie’s Barbara Eden speaks out about her son’s tragic overdose. MORE  

Lit Life

The Sober Mystery Tour

By Rachel Kramer Bussel

Writer Elizabeth Zelvin brings addiction, recovery and the 12 steps to the mystery world, showing—in her words—the humor and hope of recovery. MORE  

First Person

Turning 21, Booze-Free

By Taylor Ellsworth

When I came of age, I was legally allowed to drink. And as it turns out, I couldn’t have cared less.  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  

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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.