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True That

By Kelsey Osgood

True Detective may be over, but the addictive head games are just beginning—an Infinite Jest for our age and what that says about the nature of alcoholism. MORE  

Addictive Relationship Recovery: A Journey of Acceptance

By Julie Louise

Growing up, my parents set up impossible expectations and were prone to unpredictable outbursts. I didn't just become used to it, I began to get a high from emotional roller coasters—and I found it in relationships with addicts. 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  

The Angry Atheist Who Made AA Great

By Susan Cheever

Jim B., often wrongly overlooked, fought Bill W. to a draw over the original wording of the 12 Steps. "God" got qualified and tolerance got added. Without this nonbeliever, AA would never have thrived. MORE  

Bill W. Could Get His Own Postage Stamp

By Mei Schultz

Groups petition the USPS to put the co-founder's face on a postage stamp in honor of AA's 80th anniversary in 2015. MORE  

Bill W. and Dr. Bob Opens Tonight in NYC

By Hunter R. Slaton

The cast and crew tell The Fix why this production of the story of AA's founding is unique. MORE  

AA Celebrates Its 78th Birthday

By Benjamin Aldo

Since Dr. Bob Smith's last drink on June 10, 1935, AA has grown from two members to more than 2 million. MORE  

Map: Is Alcoholics Anonymous Mainly for the Rich?

By Ben Feuerherd

This color-coded map of Brooklyn shows much higher access to AA meetings in wealthier neighborhoods. MORE  

Sh*t Non-Addicts Say

By Anna David

When you're sober, many people just have no clue where you're coming from. Here are five not-so-informed things "normies" normally say to me—and how I attempt to respond. MORE  

Recovering Celebrities "Come Out" in New Film

By Sarah Beller

A bold new documentary, The Anonymous People, breaks the invisibility of addiction. MORE  

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