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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  

What a Long, Strange, Sober Trip It's Been

By Daniel Isanov

There’s something that’s both desperate and hopeful about walking to an AA meeting. And then it gets weird and wonderful. MORE  

The Best Treatment for Alcohol Use Disorder Your Addiction Counselor Isn’t Telling You

By Matthew Leichter

Pharmacological solutions for alcohol use disorder are often met with disdain, despite clinical studies supporting them as the most effective solutions by far. MORE  

Parsing with Anonymity

By Jolene Jones

What can you learn through anonymity? MORE  

Man Faces Life Sentence for Killing Girlfriend He Met In AA

By McCarton Ackerman

Eric Earle was found guilty of smothering Karla Brada with a pillow after beating her during an argument. MORE  

Why SMART Recovery® Will Never Replace Alcoholics Anonymous

By Matthew Leichter

Five reasons why SMART Recovery® will never push out AA as the main model of recovery, despite higher success rates. MORE  

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  

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Colorado Officials Now Want to Ban Edibles

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