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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  

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College Sober—It's Like Cheating

By Zachary Siegel

My priorities and constructs as a student addicted to heroin were a farce MORE  

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What's Up, Doc?

By Amy Dresner

I took my addicted self from private health insurance to MediCal—it wasn't that bad, until I visited the psychiatrist. MORE  

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A Man—With an Eating Disorder

By Brian Macaulay

When I tell people I have an eating disorder, I get surprise, sympathy, empathy and laughing-shock: "Men can have eating disorders?” MORE  

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Can an AA Critic and a 12-Step Advocate Get Along?

By Juliet Abram

AA critic Juliet Abram chats with author and spoken-word artist Bucky Sinister about why he's so pro-12-steps. MORE  

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Making It Through the First Year

By Kristen McGuiness

Protracted withdrawal is a real threat to sobriety. MORE  

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Drinking for Two, or Three

By Jeff Koyen

Why my wife and I decided drinking during pregnancy was a good idea MORE  

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World Cup and Alcoholism

By Romina Mazzaferri

The final game between Germany and Argentina is this Sunday, but is the greatest global sporting event a perfect storm for alcoholism? Our Argentinean correspondent reports . . . . MORE  

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Unhappy Camper—Joe Sober Strikes Again

By Joe Sober

The continuing adventures of AA cliché Joe Sober. This installment—Joe gets into self-service with a smile! MORE  

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Timing is Everything

By Daniel Isanov

How a beeper watch and an egg timer app helped me clean up and start to grow up. MORE  

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Put a Shirt On!

By Meg Williams

Wearing Sobriety on Your Sleeves—A screen printing boutique shows sobriety can be both creative and fashionable. MORE  

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