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Justifying My Sobriety

By Randi Newton

Trying to talk to friends—even close ones—about my addiction and recovery has proven one thing: a lot of people out there just don’t get it. MORE  

First Person: How I Became a Junkie

By Amy Dresner

A guy I met in rehab shot me up for the first time. And then the needle and I had a love affair all our own.  MORE  

Giving AA My All

By JL Scott

I used the fact that I was "of service" elsewhere as an excuse to stay out of AA—until I was forced to help the person I'd always ignored: myself. MORE  

The Other Programs

By Taylor Ellsworth

I avoid Alanon and OA despite knowing I could benefit from them. Apparently I'm waiting to get uncomfortable enough that I'm willing to do something about it. MORE  

My Sponsor’s Relapse

By Nick Oliver

The guy that was helping me build a sober life decided to drink after over two decades of sobriety. What step helps you get over that? MORE  

Staying Sober Through Hurricane Sandy

By May Wilkerson

Many people in recovery face a dual challenge to stay "dry" during the storm. MORE  

Do the 12 Steps Belong in Addiction Treatment?

By Maia Szalavitz

Spiritual programs like AA have long served as the mainstay of addiction treatment. So have people who are recovery successes. That's the problem. MORE  

My Bottom Was Lower Than Yours

By Carlos Herrera

People in AA like to compete over their crack den stories. I say let's stop battling over bottoms and just decide we all won. MORE  

The Buddy System

By Laura Barcella

Just because you’re sober and in a program doesn’t mean that all your interactions will be easy. Welcome to the sober friendship. MORE  

Fifth Time’s a Charm

By Amy Dresner

I’ve been going to rehab for the past 15 years. But this is my last one—I hope.  MORE  

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Drug Users Welcomed For First Time at Global AIDS Confab

After being shut out of of the AIDS conference for decades, intravenous drug users finally had their own booth.

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New Study Identifies Triggers In Cocaine Relapse

A connection between endogenous amino acids and opioid receptors may offer a clue as to why people relapse.

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World Health Organization Suggests Decriminalizing Personal Drug Use

Following the WHO's suggestion could lead to a drastic drop in the rate of drug abuse, as shown by Portugal.

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Kesha Displays New Outlook After Rehab For Eating Disorder

The 'Tik Tok' singer has found a new lease on life following a stint in rehab to combat anorexia and bulimia.

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Number of Drug Users In United Kingdom Jumps To 2.7 Million

A new survey has revealed a significant rise in the use of various illicit drugs despite an overall drop in recent years.

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Rehabilitation Directories

Sober Living
Proud to be Sober, Proud to be Catholic

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

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.

The Ultimate Guide to Rehab
 
 
 
 
 

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

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