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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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The Gift of Addiction and The Day I Didn’t Die

By Michael Ortiz Hill

Is addiction a disease or a healing visitation? MORE  

Does My Genetic Inheritance Guarantee Alcoholism?

By Bill Manville

A former drunk becomes an advice columnist and advises one of his readers on drinking, love, and genetic determinism. MORE  

Family

Saving My Teenage Junkie

By Meredith O'Brien

Haley doesn't understand her own mortality. She could be one careless combination of substances away from death. If she was home, I lived in a continuing state of fear. I realized she had to be in long term treatment, I couldn't allow her to destroy herself as well as the family. MORE  

Smokey

Clearing the Smoke in AA

By Harry Healy

Even during AA’s pioneering days, cigarette smoking was the source of internal controversy. Is there any room for cigs in the 12 steps? MORE  

Sex

On My Knees

By Sadie Long

Being an alcoholic woman can mean degradation; being a sober woman can mean dignity, with haunting memories. MORE  

Recovering Together

Helping My Wife Survive Childhood Sexual Abuse

By Grant Cameron

My wife revealed to me that she had been sexually abused by her stepfather. The process of healing has been difficult, but together we are working towards her recovery. MORE  

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Down for the Count: The Discipline of Moderation

By André Wasp

Many newcomers to Moderation Management come to find there's a whole lot more counting than they thought. But it's worth it. MORE  

Early Days

Stepping Over the Bodies

By Rich Howard

Life on the frontlines of the real War on Drugs in the recovery capital of the world. MORE  

Lit Life

Clean Reading: Five Books to Read in Treatment

By Zachary Siegel

Five books to read in treatment or early sobriety, numbered arbitrarily . . . . MORE  

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