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When Sponsors Give Relationship Advice

By Taylor Ellsworth

There’s nothing in the "Big Book" about the exact role sponsors should play. So how are newcomers supposed to know if sponsors are overstepping their bounds? MORE  

Closing on Sobriety

By McCarton Ackerman

Realtor Robert Radcliffe went from dealing drugs to gang members to selling Malibu mansions to millionaires. He just had to get sober along the way. MORE  

The Rebel Doctor

By Kristen McGuiness

Meet Gabor Maté, a doctor who works with North America’s only supervised injection site and believes that addicts are some of the happiest people he knows. MORE  

Joey Pants Goes Off

By Chris Gardner

The esteemed character actor and Sopranos star Joey Pantoliano (aka Joey Pants) talks alcoholism, depression and his darkest secrets (hello, shoplifting) in this exclusive interview. MORE  

I'm Nic Sheff and I'm in AA

By Nic Sheff

The first rule of AA is that you don’t talk about AA. But AA is no Fight Club. So why can’t we just come out and stop being anonymous? MORE  

How to Quit Being a Hooker

By McCarton Ackerman

With sex addiction claiming celebrity headlines in recent years, Sex Workers Anonymous addresses the less glamorous topic: addiction to prostitution. MORE  

Caught in the Web: An Internet Addict's Story

By Hunter R. Slaton

Internet addiction doesn’t just mean hours lost to Facebook. For an early online abuser named Pauline, it meant demoralization familiar to any low-bottom alcoholic. So she started a 12-step meeting. MORE  

Addiction at SXSW

By Frankie Norstad

It may be for tech and music lovers, but the famed festival certainly has its addictive moments. MORE  

The Legend of Joe and Charlie

By Kristen McGuiness

An AA friendship that started 30 years ago led to a clear, concise interpretation of the Big Book. So who were the men behind the movement? MORE  

I Envy Alcoholics

By Rachel Kramer Bussel

Addicts often feel they've been saddled with an unfair affliction. But some so-called "normies" actually want what they have: a community of like-minded people supporting each other through it all. MORE  

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