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Why You Don’t Really Hate AA

By Anna David

I’ve seen too many people attack the program that saved my life—often in comments fields on The Fix. But their problem isn’t AA itself; it’s some of AA's members. MORE  

Sober Dancing With the Stars

By McCarton Ackerman

Ann Behringer went from being Tina Turner's back-up dancer and singer to being a leading addiction therapist. But she had to get sober first. MORE  

Not a Fan of the Lord’s Prayer

By Zan Eisley

Why I’m not comfortable asking “Our Father” to deliver us from evil. MORE  

Loving Your Home Group—Hard

By William Adams

People say you shouldn't date or sleep around in early sobriety. I did, and it was awesome. MORE  

When Friends Relapse

By Laura Barcella

It’s not easy to watch the people you’ve been sober with decide to leave. But I’ve learned to not make it any harder on myself. MORE  

Down and Out in Antarctica

By Hunter R. Slaton

On MLK Day, a sober alcoholic reflects on two very different experiences of doing service—one at the bottom of the world, and another in a church basement. MORE  

Regrets of an Alcoholic Mother

By Mary Meehan

When I was newly sober, an alcoholic mother confessed her failings to me. Now that I'm a mom, I see her last act as unspeakably courageous. MORE  

Life as a Tweaker

By Amy Dresner

In my early twenties, I discovered speed. The affair was short but not at all sweet—unless you count the all Caramello bars. MORE  

The Trials of Pat O'Brien

By Anna David

Pat O’Brien rose to the top as a sportscaster and entertainment reporter before weathering a very public scandal. Now he’s one of sobriety’s greatest advocates. MORE  

Growing Up in the Rooms of AA

By Eleanor Rose

A childhood of AA meetings didn't save me from my own drinking problem. But at least I knew where to go when my own end came. MORE  

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