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How Obamacare Is Killing AA’s Membership

By Matthew Leichter

Under Obamacare, insurance will only pay for evidence-based treatment. Consequently, rehabs are eliminating 12-step groups in favor of harm reduction and other statistically strong methods. MORE  

Clearing the Smoke in AA

By Harry Healy

Even during AA’s pioneering days, cigarette smoking was the source of internal controversy. Is there any room for cigs in the 12 steps? MORE  

Sleepless in Sobriety

By Christopher Dale

I can't fall asleep on command any more than I can defy gravity; both demand changes impossible to execute. The difference is that failure to achieve weightlessness for eight hours won't make me tired, irritable and unproductive for the remainder of the day. MORE  

Remembering the Robin Williams I Knew

By Carole Mallory

He was a friend decades ago, then our lives took different, but parallel paths. A few memories from afar . . . 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  

Proud to be Sober, Proud to be Catholic

By Harry Healy

I noticed a decided anti-Catholic bent at the AA meetings I was attending, but my sobriety has only benefited from my religious upbringing. MORE  

Can an AA Critic and a 12-Step Advocate Get Along?

By Juliet Abram

AA critic Juliet Abram chats with author and spoken-word artist Bucky Sinister about why he's so pro-12-steps. MORE  

Rescued by the Rescued

By Christopher Dale

Vector lives because I was taught how to live, and he will recover because of my recovery. MORE  

Feeling Like a Tool

By Kristen Rybandt

I remember seeing an Easy Does It bumper sticker on a beat up car years ago and thinking of it as a warning not to push the car too hard or it might come apart in spectacular cartoon fashion. MORE  

How Does AA Work? Just Fine

By Zachary Siegel

Despite passionate arguments pro and con, a recent study shows that the 12-step process continues to be effective treatment for alcoholism. MORE  

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Tennessee Man's 911 Call Leads to Drug Charges

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The series will chronicle the rise and fall of online drug kingpin Ross Ulbricht, aka Dread Pirate Roberts.

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Drug Laws Could Change Under an Independent Scotland

Thursday's referendum could mean a clean break from England's conservative drug policies for left-leaning Scots.

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Madison Police Chief Wants To Legalize Pot To Fund Drug Treatment

Police Chief Mike Koval pointed to Colorado and Washington as examples, though Wisconsin is not likely to follow their lead anytime soon.

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NFL Players Union Accepts Revised Drug Policy

Despite players accepting the deal, tensions remain between both sides.

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Rehabilitation Directories

Sober Living
PMS: A Natural Threat to Sobriety

I remember slamming things around the kitchen one night and feeling like I’d lost my mind. I was angry about something so minor, I literally can’t remember what it was and I don’t know that I knew then either

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, 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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