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Atheist Inmate Receives $2 Million Settlement Over Forced 12-Step Drug Rehab

By McCarton Ackerman

Barry Hazle called submitting to a higher power 'a fiction' and wanted to make sure other non-believers didn't have to suffer his fate. MORE  

Buddhist Approach to Recovery Offers 12-Step Alternative

By Victoria Kim

Author Noah Levine presents an alternative recovery method for the non-Christian set. MORE  

The Role of Spirituality within the 12 Steps

By Luke Dale-Harris

In an age of scientific empiricism, can a quasi-religious organization be the number one go-to option for people suffering the medically diagnosable disease of alcoholism?  MORE  

Sex Addiction Snags a Rom Com

By May Wilkerson

Upcoming comedy Thanks for Sharing explores the "lighter" side of 12-step recovery from sex addiction. MORE  

My Imperfect Sobriety

By Melissa Petro

I didn’t follow all the rules when I was new to program and I still don’t. Part of me knows that’s exactly how it should be.  MORE  

A Sober Passage in India

By Kristen McGuiness

After months of rootless-feeling travel, I realized—in a 12-step meeting in Mumbai—that I’d found my way home. MORE  

Sober Dancing With the Stars

By McCarton Ackerman

Ann Behringer went from being Tina Turner's back-up dancer and singer to being a leading addiction therapist. But she had to get sober first. MORE  

Can You Grow Out of a Drug Problem?

By Jane Velez-Mitchell

Fix video columnist Jane Velez-Mitchell says situational substance abuse may pass, but addiction is ongoing. MORE  

Passages Launches "Luxury" Clothing Line

By May Wilkerson

The controversial Malibu rehab, which "cures" addiction, adds a "chic" clothing line to its lucrative business model. MORE  

The Retreat

Wayzata, Minn.

3 stars

Full days of AA stepwork combined with the “strangely spiritual” forested surroundings make this affordable, relatively strict Minnesota rehab a solid place to get sober. MORE  

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