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Are Women Safe in AA?

By Amy Dresner

One of the dangers of AA is its open door policy. But is rape really a bigger threat in the rooms than it is anywhere else? MORE  

Attitude Adjustment

By Harry Healy

My first AA meetings got me sober, but they didn't relieve my obsession with money and success. It took an out-of-town 10th-step meeting to remind me to be grateful for my sobriety. MORE  

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  

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  

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  

Mean and Serene But Not a Marine

By Neville Flance

One finger pointing at you; three fingers (and a thumb) pointing at me. MORE  

A Unified Theory of Shame

By Daniel Isanov

If you are powerless over your addiction, you might want to consider getting over yourself, especially your self-hatred. MORE  

Oh Lordy!

By Neville Flance

This wandering Jew tried to persuade an AA group to substitute something non-denominational for their Christian prayer. I failed. But I didn’t drink afterwards. MORE  

The Best Sponsor I Ever Had

By Hank Murphy

It took a while to find a healthy sponsor, but eventually the right spiritual guidance came along in the guise of a Tibetan Terrier. MORE  

Boston Mayor Spills the Beans

By Meg Williams

Newly elected Mayor of Boston Marty Walsh made no secret of his recovery from addiction during his election campaign. Could this be a refreshing trend of political transparency, or an appeal to a growing voter base? Or both? MORE  

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Did I Pick the Wrong Sponsor, Or Is it Me?

After four years of thinking about asking someone to sponsor me, someone finally asked to be my sponsor. But I'm not sure it was a good decision... for either of us.

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 San Diego rehab has a program for you—if you can tear yourself away from “the most amazing massages ever."

The Ultimate Guide to Rehab
 
 
 
 
 

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

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