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Cobain, Unforgotten

By Jaime Neptune

Kurt Cobain died 20 years ago this week—just before the internet became a part of our daily lives. Yet here I am, still clacking away my grief online. MORE  

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How House of Lies is Addictive

By Sam Lansky

The man behind this season's comedy breakout hit, House of Lies, speaks out about his own addiction and recovery. MORE  

Getting Fired by a Sponsee

By Taylor Ellsworth

They say it’s not personal. They say everyone finds the right sponsor. They didn’t say how much it would hurt. MORE  

Recovery

Relapsing When You Have Longterm Sobriety

By Nina Emkin

While most relapses occur in the early days, some people put together years before finding AA’s revolving door. What makes someone go out after finding solid sobriety? MORE  

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The Pleasures (and Perils) of Sober Relationships

By Kristen McGuiness

Why it's often hard to maintain solid relationships when you're struggling with sobriety. MORE  

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Keeping Your Sobriety in the Psych Ward

By Amy Dresner

A suicide attempt in sobriety landed me in a psych ward, surrounded by people who talked about porn, corn and hearing voices. They just may have saved my life. MORE  

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Hooking Up

By Emma Lee

While working as a Manhattan escort, I met up with more than a few lonely strangers. After I got sober, I reunited with many of them—in the rooms of AA. MORE  

Sex and Sobriety

Dating People Who Drink

By Laura Vogel

As a sober person, your love life doesn't have to be limited to people from the rooms. But romance with "normies" presents a special set of problems. MORE  

First Person

The Star of Domestic Violence Class

By Amy Dresner

During my worst relapse, I pulled a knife on my ex and was assigned domestic violence classes. The most terrifying part of it all? In some ways, I'm the healthiest one in the group. MORE  

Pop Culture

Escaping Addiction Through Exercise

By Sam Lansky

How can exercise help you escape the substances that once kept you stagnant? The author of the hit book The Long Run has a few words of advice.  MORE  

First Person

Can Meds Keep You Sober?

By Amy Dresner

I need certain drugs in order to stay sane. And no one’s going to tell me I’m not sober because I take them.  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 San Diego rehab has a program for you—if you can tear yourself away from “the most amazing massages ever."

The Ultimate Guide to Rehab
 
 
 
 
 

What you need to know when choosing an addiction treatment center.

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How I Forgave the Woman Who Helped My Son Die of an Overdose

She introduced him to the drug that eventually killed him. It took a long time, but eventually I had to treat her the way my son would have wanted.

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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.