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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

Sober at School

By Taylor Ellsworth

I thought college would be the time for education, decadent drinking, close friendships, and the beginning of a fabulous life. I didn't realize then that I couldn't have it all. MORE  

The Formerly Drunk Ultra Man

By Nina Emkin

Rich Roll went from being a hope-to-die drunk to one of the world’s fittest men—a journey he chronicles in his new book, Finding UltraMORE  

Celebrity Sobriety

Addiction on The X-Factor

By Sam Lansky

Will The X-Factor's decision to hire Britney and Demi Lovato change the public perception of addiction? MORE  

First Person

Why I Prefer Male Sponsors

By Amy Dresner

Conventional wisdom dictates that the sexes should stick together when it comes to sponsorship. What happens if I’d rather do it with a guy? MORE  

First Person

Writing My Way to Sobriety

By Melissa Petro

Before AA, I couldn’t be honest in my writing. Who knew that a memoir writing class would help me get sober? MORE  

12-steppers

Under-Earners, Unite!

By Heather King

These 12-steppers have nothing to lose but their poverty, debts, hoarding habits, dead-end jobs, workaholism and fear of success. They have a world—and a "God-sized Wallet"—to win! MORE  

Celebrity Sobriety

American Chopper's Alpha Male

By McCarton Ackerman

Celebrity Apprentice star Paul Teutel Sr. opens up about his 27 years of sobriety. 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  

Reality TV

Digging for Sobriety

By McCarton Ackerman

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