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35 Steps to Total Demoralization

By Dillon Murphy

How low will you go before you hit bottom? This list can help, or at least guide you, before it happens. MORE  

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Addiction at SXSW

By Frankie Norstad

It may be for tech and music lovers, but the famed festival certainly has its addictive moments. MORE  

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Managing An Eating Disorder

By Taylor Ellsworth

I’d happily abandoned drugs and alcohol. Then my eating disorder started eating me up. MORE  

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The 10 Greatest Songs About Recovery

By McCarton Ackerman

From Jane's Addiction to Metallica, these bands have penned and performed spectacular—if not always positive—songs about overcoming heroin, alcohol, and everything in between. MORE  

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My First Drink

By Taylor Ellsworth

As a teenager, I was plagued by anxiety and acne—until the night I drank with the cool girls. MORE  

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The Secret History of the Serenity Prayer

By Susan Cheever

AA's most famous touchstone was composed by a Nazi-hating German who was fighting an evil that he couldn't control.  MORE  

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How I Learned to Meditate

By Anna David

I used to tune out at the mere mention of meditation. Then a sober friend dragged me to a life-changing lecture. MORE  

To Live and Date in Sobriety

By Ruth Fowler

Just because you’re sober doesn’t mean you know the first thing about appropriate dating—let alone how to do it right. MORE  

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Tie-Dyed Treatment

By Amy Dresner

To get sober, I had to go as far from LA as possible: to my dad’s hippie town—where the food’s organic, the people are happy, and I see red.  MORE  

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What Addiction Sounds Like

By Anna David

I snorted so much cocaine that I couldn't do anything but try to avoid the insistent beeps of my computer. I failed every time. MORE  

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How House of Lies is Addictive

By Sam Lansky

The man behind this season's comedy breakout hit, House of Lies, speaks out about his own addiction and recovery. 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.

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.