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AA Types

By JD Kaye

People in AA starting to blend together? Check out our handy guide to the different personality types you're likely to encounter. MORE  

A Beautiful Life

By Taylor Ellsworth

Connecting with other women over nail polish may seem shallow. But this kind of beauty bonding isn't just skin-deep.  MORE  

Are You a Real Alcoholic?

By Susan Cheever

After 20 years in AA, the celebrated writer on alcoholism got a message in a bottle: She never was an alcoholic. What about you? MORE  

The Adventures of a Female 13th-Stepper

By Leah Riley

The serial seduction of newcomers isn’t a male-only pursuit. Here's the story of one woman who's taken in-the-rooms romance a step too far. MORE  

The New Girl

By Taylor Ellsworth

Women who are new in AA search for comfort wherever they can get it—and that often means with the guys. Believe me: that's how I did it.  MORE  

Kicking the Habit: A New View of Addiction

By Nina Emkin

In The Power of Habit, author Charles Duhigg offer readers a new way of looking at how to change their behavior. Now he tells The Fix how his methods apply specifically to addiction. MORE  

The United State of AA

By Susan Cheever

After hundreds of meetings in almost as many places, our intrepid columnist discovers the one thing, despite the diversity and differences, they all have in common: a state of mind. MORE  

Not Everyone Needs Sobriety

By Nic Sheff

I used to assume that every addict or alcoholic had to practice complete abstinence. Then I met some people who proved me wrong. MORE  

My Own Agnostic Version of Alcoholics Anonymous

By Jowita Bydlowska

I began attending agnostic meetings in AA and my sponsor fired me. This made me wonder: should AA be adapted to fit the demands of its newer members? MORE  

Meetings With My Dad

By Taylor Ellsworth

Some people have to travel across the country to see their dad. I only need to show up at an AA meeting. MORE  

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Rehabilitation Directories

Sober Living
Normies React to the 12 Steps

"I think admitting to having a problem in general is the right first step, but to admit powerlessness is unhealthy. .. I think admitting powerlessness is more harmful because it doesn't help. Admitting that you want and need help is more useful after admittance."

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.

Capo By The Sea
 
 
 
 

Capo By The Sea offers an executive rehab program complete with medical detox and a focus on dual-diagnosis issues, as well as an outpatient option in an environment that exudes the kind of beach house optimism one would expect from an Orange County recovery outfit.

Journey Malibu
 
 
 
 

Want many of the luxury amenities A-listers have come to expect—including an enormous backyard with a pool and patio, an herb garden, a volleyball net and a spectacular vista of the Santa Monica mountains—with a recovery program to match?

The Ultimate Guide to Rehab
 
 
 
 
 

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

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