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A Reason to Exist

By Zachary Siegel

All the religion and spirituality in AA couldn't fill the void in my life, but an understanding of existentialism did. MORE  

My AA Is Not a Cult

By Michael Anderton

It is facile, cruel and technically incorrect to use the word "cult" to describe any particular AA group; it also mirrors the dynamics that laid the ground for our 12 Traditions in the first place. MORE  

Service With a Smile

By Maddy Demberg

You have to give it away to keep it. MORE  

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  

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Rehabilitation Directories

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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.

The Ultimate Guide to Rehab
 
 
 
 
 

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

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