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The Simple Truth of Mary Kennedy's Suicide

By Susan Cheever

Another tragedy befell the Kennedy family with the suicide last week of RFK Jr.'s wife. The media may be dwelling on the "Kennedy Curse," but the curse in this case is all too common. MORE  

I'm Nic Sheff and I'm in AA

By Nic Sheff

The first rule of AA is that you don’t talk about AA. But AA is no Fight Club. So why can’t we just come out and stop being anonymous? MORE  

Writing My Way to Sobriety

By Melissa Petro

Before AA, I couldn’t be honest in my writing. Who knew that a memoir writing class would help me get sober? MORE  

12-Steps Help Teens

By Valerie Tejeda

New evidence suggests that working a 12-step program can offer substance abusing teens a better chance. MORE  

Why Bill W. Wrote the 12 Steps Twice

By Susan Cheever

The AA founder penned two versions of the 12 Steps, separated by 15 years and a lifetime of troubles. Their differences will surprise you. MORE  

Suicide Anonymous: Recovery From Addiction to Death

By May Wilkerson

A fledgling program modeled on AA helps people who have a compulsion to kill themselves. MORE  

Hitting a Wall in Sobriety

By Kristen McGuiness

Sometimes just being sober is good enough, but sometimes it's not. What do you do when recovery is driving you crazy? MORE  

AA and Me

By Lily Weinstein

The longer I’m in AA, the more it tends to annoy me. But that doesn’t mean I don’t want to be there. Can’t I be a member without being a zealot?  MORE  

You Can Pray Relapses Away. Really.

By Tracey Logan

New findings in neuroscience help clarify why spirituality improves success with sobriety. MORE  

Psychologist's Anti-AA Screed Stirs Up a Furor

By Bryan Le

An article in the Huffington Post slams the 12 Steps, arguing that people with addictive behaviors are hurt by self-identifying as addicts. MORE  

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Big Brother, Where Art Thou?

I barely made it out of my troubled adolescence and I had resources; how can I help an underprivileged teen with everything stacked against him?

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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.

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Whether you’re interested in the 12 Steps, SMART Recovery, or holistic treatments, this luxurious San Diego rehab has a program for you—if you can tear yourself away from “the most amazing massages ever."

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

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