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8 Takeaway Lessons From Quitting Drinking

By Aaron Kuchta

I've just managed to quit drinking without a program, and even learned a few things in the process. MORE  

A Moderate Proposal on Moderation

By Amy Dresner

Finally making a year sober AGAIN after 20 years of relapsing, I wake up to an article telling me I didn't need to be abstinent after all.  Not so helpful.  A rebuttal from somebody who's been abstinent with and without AA.   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  

Saying Goodbye to My Inmate Husband

By Jaime Neptune

We met in detox and went to NA together for years. Then he relapsed and got locked up. Again. MORE  

AA Cults I Have Known

By Benjamin Aldo

Alcoholics Anonymous has long been vulnerable to a creeping fundamentalism with cult-like tendencies. One longtime member recounts his brushes with some pernicious corruptions of the fellowship.  MORE  

AA vs. NA—What's the Difference?

By Jaime Neptune

How Narcotics Anonymous scratches the itch that AA never quite reached MORE  

Blogging Myself Sober

By Jenny Oliver

AA didn't work for me. Instead, I found that expressing myself through a blog, and interacting with other bloggers, could keep me sober. MORE  

Secret “Sober” Pot Smokers

By Laura Barcella

Can you be sober in AA and still smoke pot? Some members believe it's possible, but are they getting away with it? MORE  

Morning Roundup: March 13, 2013

By Ben Feuerherd

Top Mexican drug cartel teams up with the FARC, Nancy Pelosi defends legal pot, and Snoop Lion wants to get high with Obama and Bill Clinton. MORE  

Reunion San Diego

San Diego

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If you’re not sold on the 12 Steps, this upscale six-person rehab, opened in July 2011, might be the one for you. MORE  

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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.

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