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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  

First Person

My Big Fat Sober Wedding

By Taylor Ellsworth

The most embarrassing thing I’ve ever done—marrying a friend, Britney Spears-style—didn’t happen when I was a practicing alcoholic. I did it once I was already sober. MORE  

First Person

Epilepsy in Recovery

By Amy Dresner

Balancing addiction with epilepsy isn’t always easy. Especially when the people giving advice don’t know what they’re talking about. MORE  

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Digging for Sobriety

By McCarton Ackerman

The miner turned star of Discovery Channel’s Gold Rush speaks about his struggles with alcoholism.  MORE  

Lit Life

I Was a Teenage Gangbanger

By Nina Emkin

Comedian Moshe Kasher's new memoir tells the hilarious, hellish journey of his journey from teenage delinquent to sober role model—all before the age of 16. MORE  

Interview

The Dead Kennedys’ Sober Drummer

By Kristen McGuiness

D.H. Peligro broke stereotypes as one of the few African-Americans in the punk movement. He also nearly broke himself. MORE  

Sex and Sobriety

Punch Drunk Love

By Francesca Brandelius

Romance, for me, has always been as intoxicating as drugs. Will I ever be able to find love without feeling drunk? MORE  

First Person

Relapsing on Mouthwash

By Vicki Hogarth

The meetings I went to were creepy enough for me to avoid the program altogether—and eventually relapse while gargling. Then I realized something had to change: me. MORE  

Recovery

Hitting a Wall in Sobriety

By Kristen McGuiness

Sometimes just being sober is good enough, but sometimes it's not. What do you do when recovery is driving you crazy? MORE  

First Person

Why I Need Two Programs

By Dufflyn Lammers

I got sober but still had problems with everyone in my life. As it turns out, people were my first—and last—drug.  MORE  

Spiritual Solution

You Can Pray Relapses Away. Really.

By Tracey Logan

New findings in neuroscience help clarify why spirituality improves success with sobriety. 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.

The Ultimate Guide to Rehab
 
 
 
 
 

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

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World Cup and Alcoholism

The final game between Germany and Argentina is this Sunday, but is the greatest global sporting event a perfect storm for alcoholism? Our Argentinean correspondent reports . . . .

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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.