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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  

First Person

When Sponsors Give Relationship Advice

By Taylor Ellsworth

There’s nothing in the "Big Book" about the exact role sponsors should play. So how are newcomers supposed to know if sponsors are overstepping their bounds? MORE  

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How Smart Is Smart Recovery?

By Joe Schrank

The leader of the largest alternative to AA sounds off on the disease model of addiction, whether crack can be smoked in moderation, and why the 12 Steps shouldn't be the only path to sobriety. MORE  

Recovery

Am I Missing Out?

By Laura Barcella

As sober addicts and alcoholics, we often convince ourselves that we’re missing out when we’re not. Luckily, there are ways to combat that. MORE  

First Person

Why I Share the Way I Do

By Amy Dresner

I’ve been called self-indulgent, crazy, angry and outrageous for writing and talking about my addiction and mental illness. But there's a method to the madness. MORE  

Al-Anon Sponsor-Seeking

By Malina Saval

I don't know how to do the steps but I also don’t know how to find someone to help me.  MORE  

First Person

Young, Wild and Free

By Taylor Ellsworth

When I got sober at 18, I assumed wild all-nighters with friends were a part of the past. Then I went to an AA Young People’s Conference.  MORE  

Sex and Sobriety

Seduction in Sobriety

By Carlos Herrera

Picking up a drink made it easier to pick up a girl. Maybe that's why, now that I'm sober, picking up a girl makes it easier to pick up a drink. MORE  

Real Time

Recovery Time

By Susan Cheever

Drinking can send a drunk into a wormhole, where a single cocktail can lead to the loss of an entire evening. Getting sober means gaining a new appreciation of the ticking of the clock. MORE  

12-Step

AA Types

By JD Kaye

People in AA starting to blend together? Check out our handy guide to the different personality types you're likely to encounter. MORE  

First Person

8 Terrible Ways to Stop Drinking

By JL Scott

I knew I was an alcoholic but didn’t want to get sober. Thus launched a year of attempts—each less effective than the one before.  MORE  

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