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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  

Lit Life

The Sober Mystery Tour

By Rachel Kramer Bussel

Writer Elizabeth Zelvin brings addiction, recovery and the 12 steps to the mystery world, showing—in her words—the humor and hope of recovery. MORE  

First Person

Turning 21, Booze-Free

By Taylor Ellsworth

When I came of age, I was legally allowed to drink. And as it turns out, I couldn’t have cared less.  MORE  

From Rags to Rehab

The "Golden Voice" Cleans Up

By McCarton Ackerman

Ted Williams was homeless when a viral video made him instantly famous. But the so-called Golden Voice had to get sober to keep his life from falling apart. MORE  

First Person

Meetings With My Dad

By Taylor Ellsworth

Some people have to travel across the country to see their dad. I only need to show up at an AA meeting. MORE  

The Alcoholism of a Tennis Great

By McCarton Ackerman

Tennis pro Cliff Richey ruled the courts while suffering from alcoholism and then depression. It was only when he retired that he figured out how to truly win the game. MORE  

AA Scenes

Making the Pilgrimage to AA's Mecca

By Susan Cheever

The annual AA and Al-Anon picnic at Stepping Stones evokes personal memories and movement history for Bill W.'s most famous biographer. MORE  

Facebook in Sobriety

By Taylor Ellsworth

My problem isn’t that I’m addicted to status updates. It’s that I use Facebook as a self-worth monitor—and I’m unwilling to stop. MORE  

Interview

The Drug Smuggling Past of a Jeans King

By Anna David

Once busted for money laundering, today Michael Glasser is the creator of multiple uber successful jeans lines. Along the way, he also amassed nearly 30 years of sobriety. MORE  

Lit Life

Rockers Who Just Say No

By Judy McGuire

As this exclusive excerpt reveals, not every musician has the drug habits of Pete Doherty or Courtney Love.  MORE  

The Fame Game

Almost Famous—Until I Got Sober

By Molly Jong-Fast

After growing up in the shadow of her mother, Erica Jong, whose best-seller Fear of Flying made her a household name, the author yearned for fame of her own. She almost had it too—until she got sober. MORE  

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