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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  

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  

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