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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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Everyone a Winner!

By Amy Dresner

Amy Dresner hits the 5th annual Experience, Strength and Hope Awards. Corn nuts, hugs, cheese and sobriety ensue. MORE  

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Why You Probably Shouldn’t Become a Drug Counselor

By Bobbi Anderson

Here's a numbered list of reasons why it would be a bad idea. MORE  

Food Addiction

I'm Powerless Over Chocolate and My Life Has Become Unmanageable

By Bonnie Bernstein

Don't tell me it isn't substance abuse. This is serious. MORE  

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International Geographic

By Chad Lance

Wherever you go, you take yourself with you. Try moving from New York to rural Japan. For three years. With your wife and son. Then live to tell the tale. MORE  

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Six Psych Wards, One Woman

By Sadie Long

Where to go—and where not to go—should you have a psychotic episode in or around New York City. MORE  

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For the Rest of Us

By Jodi Sh. Doff

It's always a shock when a celebrated entertainer dies, but one death is no more tragic than any other overdose. MORE  

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Saving Tom Sizemore

By Amy Dresner

I don't care who you are—if you're an addict and you relapse, you deserve our compassion, not our judgement. 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  

Business

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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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.

Capo By The Sea
 
 
 
 

Capo By The Sea offers an executive rehab program complete with medical detox and a focus on dual-diagnosis issues, as well as an outpatient option in an environment that exudes the kind of beach house optimism one would expect from an Orange County recovery outfit.

Journey Malibu
 
 
 
 

Want many of the luxury amenities A-listers have come to expect—including an enormous backyard with a pool and patio, an herb garden, a volleyball net and a spectacular vista of the Santa Monica mountains—with a recovery program to match?

The Ultimate Guide to Rehab
 
 
 
 
 

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

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