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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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Secrets of Effective Meditation

By Jenna Hollenstein

One writer found meditation finally led her to contented sobriety. Many believe that the two are profoundly linked. MORE  

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Lifestyles of the Rich and Sober

By McCarton Ackerman

If your new, healthy lifestyle has you feeling slightly flush, let us recommend some ways to spend some cash on recovery. MORE  

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My Daughter and Me

By Rachael Brownell

I drank alcoholically when my children were little. And now I worry they’ll grow up to be just like me. MORE  

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Playing a Better Melody

By McCarton Ackerman

Melody Anderson was one of the hardest working actresses in Hollywood in the '80s. Now she’s one of the top addiction therapists.  MORE  

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Make Your Sober Resolution Stick

By Judy McGuire

Lots of people resolve to get sober on New Year's Day. If you think you're going to be one of them, read these tips on how to do it right. MORE  

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Great Booze-Free Holiday Alternatives

By Laura Vogel

Try these favorite holiday drinks and meals with all the flavor of the originals and none of the alcoholic regret. MORE  

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Nic Sheff on Friendship and Sobriety

By Nic Sheff

Some people in sobriety have no problem being social, but I feel like I'm on the outside looking in. Am I the problem, or is recovery? MORE  

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Where to Look For (Sober) Love

By Sam Lansky

When bars are out of the question and parties can be triggers, where are people in recovery supposed to find dates? MORE  

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Life After Pot

By McCarton Ackerman

Therapy, meetings, and a cross-country move couldn’t get this writer out of his marijuana haze. Then he had a rude awakening... MORE  

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Tracey Gold on Beating Her Eating Disorder

By McCarton Ackerman

Tracey Gold was the kid sister on Growing Pains who became the first public face of anorexia. Now the 42-year-old mother of four is hoping to increase awareness of eating disorders with her new reality show. 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.