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35 Steps to Total Demoralization

By Dillon Murphy

How low will you go before you hit bottom? This list can help, or at least guide you, before it happens. 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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Newcomer's Best Friend

By Sadie Long

In early recovery it was a stray dog named Rosie who taught me everything I needed to know about a healthy relationship. MORE  

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Twin-City Sobriety

By Zachary Siegel

Minnesota isn't just the land of rehabs. Some of us have to stay sober there too. A report from the treatment heartland. MORE  

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Stop Historicizing Alcoholics Anonymous

By Bobbi Anderson

So you've read some biographies of AA's founders. Please feel free not to share your completely not startling or new revelations. 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.

AToN Center
 
 
 
 

Whether you’re interested in the 12 Steps, SMART Recovery, or holistic treatments, this luxurious, appealing and commendable 4.5 star (our system doesn't yet show the 1/2 star) San Diego rehab has a program for you. 

Reflections
 
 
 
 

This exclusive Northern California rehab is all about client choice—as well as golf outings, Buddhist field trips and keeping up with the office.

The Ultimate Guide to Rehab
 
 
 
 
 

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

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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.