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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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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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A Pastor’s Journey from Dealing to Healing

By Tessie Castillo

Pastor James Sizemore has run the gamut from coke to crack to the Catalyst Community Church and a practical approach to harm reduction. MORE  

It Works If You Work It

How Does AA Work? Just Fine

By Zachary Siegel

Despite passionate arguments pro and con, a recent study shows that the 12-step process continues to be effective treatment for alcoholism. MORE  

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I'm Suicidal—Please Commit Me!

By Nathan A Thompson

A break-up leads to a relapse leads to an attempt for institutional help . . . . MORE  

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Let the Haters Hate—I'm Living My Dream

By Sadie Long

First you get sober, then you get to live your dreams. In spite of yourself. And the negativity that tries to bring us down. MORE  

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Straight Shooting on Gay Pride

By Amy Dresner

Gay rights have come a long way, but sober representation at the recent Gay Pride in LA left something to be desired. MORE  

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Writers Anonymous

By Linda Stansberry

The addiction community is full of great material for a writer in recovery. MORE  

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No Advice is Good Advice

By Maddie Demberg

We do not give out medical advice in AA, and if we think we are in a position to do so, the results can be fatal. MORE  

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Daddy's Girl

By Hal Dresner and Amy Dresner

Turns out Fix columnist Amy Dresner had a pretty supportive Dad throughout her addiction and recovery. MORE  

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Antidepressants are Anti-Sex

By Sophie Saint Thomas

SSRI's may have helped my sobriety and my personal life, but they aren't helping me with my sex life. MORE  

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