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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  

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Stop Talking About My Age

By Taylor Ellsworth

I came into AA when I was 18. That doesn’t mean we have to keep talking about it. MORE  

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Mariska Hargitay Saved My Life

By Kristen McGuiness

As I watched Law and Order: SVU in early sobriety, I’d think: If Mariska can solve major problems in an episode, there has to be some hope for me. MORE  

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Over the Borderline

By Amy Dresner

Treatments for borderline personality disorder and alcoholism are similar. But dealing with one doesn't fix the other. MORE  

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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  

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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  

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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  

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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  

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