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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  

Rest In Peace

Philip Seymour Hoffman, RIP

By Maddy Demberg

Why am I choking back tears when an actor I never knew personally dies of an overdose? MORE  

Memory

Oh The Guilt

By Jared Mazzaschi

Kurt Cobain and the suicide solution 20 years later. MORE  

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What's Up With All the Medallions?

By Meg Williams

From medallions and chips to key tags, there's a cottage industry and some history behind those sober keep-sakes. MORE  

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Is AA a Cult, or a Culture?

By Jennifer Matesa

For every quasi-authoritarian 12-step meeting, I’ve gone to more than a dozen other more equitable ones. MORE  

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Truthy Mess

By Amy Dresner

Fix columnist, Amy Dresner, on the problem with being a columnist for The Fix. MORE  

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Addicted to Poverty No More

By Dianne Penka

It wasn't the money but the thinking about money that led me to more debt and homelessness--until I learned how to break the cycle. MORE  

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Celebrating 30 Years Loaded in The Work Force

By Jaime Neptune

I was a nurse, a stripper, a yoga counter girl, a reporter and so much more. Mainly, I was just an addict with a bunch of jobs. MORE  

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Memorial Daze

By Amy Dresner

I appreciate that this guy died as a result of alcoholism, but only at an AA memorial do people harp on WHY the person died. MORE  

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Compulsive Shopping 101

By Maddy Demberg

I know buying everything and obsessively thinking it'll turn me into a better me is just chasing another high. Maybe it's a problem, but maybe it's just who I am. MORE  

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Mean and Serene But Not a Marine

By Neville Flance

One finger pointing at you; three fingers (and a thumb) pointing at me. 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.

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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."

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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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