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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  

Lit Life

Is Joan Didion in Denial About Her Daughter's Alcoholism?

By Jennifer Matesa

In her memoir, Blue Nights, the author writes movingly about her daughter's death. But did she overlook Quintana Roo's alcoholism? MORE  

Recovery

How Many Vices Should You Quit at Once?

By Rachael Brownell

Addicts in recovery often try to give up smoking, sugar, caffeine and other bad habits at the same time. Is that too much of a good thing? MORE  

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Old Timers in AA

By Kristen McGuiness

Go to enough meetings and you're bound to tangle with some less-than-friendly members of AA's old guard. What’s the best way to handle it? MORE  

Tobacco Wars

'My Husband or My Habit?': A Smoker's Dilemma

By Susan Shapiro

Once, he'd found her smoking sexy. But the day after the wedding, he demanded she quit. Or else. MORE  

First Person

Falling Out of Love With Cocaine

By Emily McCombs

For all the pain it caused, cocaine had its charms for one former addict, especially in the beginning. This is an account of what she loved—and came to loathe—about a very deadly habit. MORE  

Pop Culture

Cocaine and Carré Otis

By McCarton Ackerman

The former supermodel talks orgasms, blow and drinking socially while staying clean. MORE  

Pop Culture

The Documentary About Celeb Rehab's Bob Forrest

By Anna David

Before he was Dr. Drew’s right hand man, Bob Forrest was a famous mess—a transition captured in the documentary Bob and The Monster. Meet the director who separated the Forrest from the trees. MORE  

Pop Culture

When Recovery Gets Creative

By Judy McGuire

Tony Fitzpatrick isn’t just a successful artist, writer, actor, entrepreneur and dad—he’s also 28 years sober.  MORE  

Lit Life

Jagged Little Pill Head

By Joshua Lyon

Joshua Lyon became an authority on drug abuse when he wrote the 2009 memoir, Pill Head. And then he relapsed. MORE  

12-Step

The Legend of Joe and Charlie

By Kristen McGuiness

An AA friendship that started 30 years ago led to a clear, concise interpretation of the Big Book. So who were the men behind the movement? 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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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.