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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  

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  

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  

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