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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  

Fixed

The Fixes We Chase in Sobriety

By Amy Dresner

Now that you're sober, it's time to sleep around, shop and guzzle on sugar. Or meditate and get a massage. Meet the good, the bad and the fugly of sober fixes. MORE  

MA

M Is for Marijuana. A Is for Addict.

By Andi Schwartz

I smoked pot daily for over 30 years—I had a successful career, was free of debt and had a good life. Then I started a family and that's when my addiction caught up to me. MORE  

Break Ups

Take a Hike!

By Nathan Frank

Dumped by my fiancée in the middle of the Pacific Crest Trail, I had to pick up the pieces and learn to how to stay sober in disappointment.  MORE  

OA

How Overeaters Anonymous Saved Me From Myself

By Ariel Pinsk

Once I was a world-traveling hottie, hating the constant attention. Then I gained weight to feel better. Now I have OA, and a happier, more comfortable version of me. MORE  

Sober?

The Dry Drunk

By John Dee

Being a drunk was bad, but quitting on my own was even worse. I lasted two years as a dry drunk before finding AA, not a moment too soon. MORE  

Lit Life

Why Iris Smyles Is the Perfect Summer Read

By Sarah Beller

The author blurs the line between fiction and reality, but not drinking and sobriety. She tells The Fix about drinking through your 20s, "retiring"—and how to turn it all into a meta-memoir. MORE  

Sex

My Final Battle With Sex Addiction

By James Wolfe

I stopped drinking and doing drugs, and I worked a solid program. But I had yet to face my most hard-wired compulsion. MORE  

Rock

Touring Without the Drinking

By Taylor Fury

I toured with bands for years before I quit alcohol. Then I had to figure how to rock out and maintain sobriety. Here are a few dos and don'ts I've learned on the road. MORE  

NA or AA

An Addict's Dilemma: AA or NA?

By Zachary Siegel

My five years as a junkie was a mass of contradictions. Today, over a year clean, life can still be that way.  MORE  

Interwebs

Blogging Myself Sober

By Jenny Oliver

AA didn't work for me. Instead, I found that expressing myself through a blog, and interacting with other bloggers, could keep me sober. MORE  

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The Rehab Review
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 San Diego rehab has a program for you—if you can tear yourself away from “the most amazing massages ever."

The Ultimate Guide to Rehab
 
 
 
 
 

What you need to know when choosing an addiction treatment center.

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Sober Living
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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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.