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Alcoholics Anonymous

Hey You, Get Off My Pink Cloud

By Carlos Herrera

Some alcoholics (not just newcomers) are so dramatic that they call good moods “pink clouds.” And I’m right there with them, sounding the bell.  MORE  

Stop Talking About My Age

By Taylor Ellsworth

I came into AA when I was 18. That doesn’t mean we have to keep talking about it. MORE  

The Problem With Gay AA

By Duncan Roy

Until gay men sort out their sex issues, they can’t stay sober. And until I sort out mine, I can’t be happy. MORE  

Crazy in Love

By Taylor Ellsworth

When I fell for someone, I realized just how broken I was. Welcome to the sober relationship. MORE  

Study Finds AA Works (If You Work It)

By McCarton Ackerman

A ten-year study shows people who help others through the AA program stay sober longer. MORE  

From Recovering to Recovered

By Nic Sheff

Talking about what I do for a living always keeps me trapped in the meth and heroin use of my past. Now, at last, that’s about to change. MORE  

Why I Share the Way I Do

By Amy Dresner

I’ve been called self-indulgent, crazy, angry and outrageous for writing and talking about my addiction and mental illness. But there's a method to the madness. MORE  

Can You OD on AA?

By Kristen McGuiness

Going to meetings every day and sponsoring a bunch of newcomers is fantastic—until you realize you’ve overdone it. MORE  

Young, Wild and Free

By Taylor Ellsworth

When I got sober at 18, I assumed wild all-nighters with friends were a part of the past. Then I went to an AA Young People’s Conference.  MORE  

Let Me Do Sobriety My Way

By Mishka Shubaly

While I may not be your definition of sober, I am mine. So stop telling me that I’m dry, addicted to chocolate or need an exercise intervention. MORE  

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According to the rock star of addiction theory, every addict had a traumatic childhood whether they realize it or not.

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

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