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Alcoholics Anonymous

The Secret History of the Serenity Prayer

By Susan Cheever

AA's most famous touchstone was composed by a Nazi-hating German who was fighting an evil that he couldn't control.  MORE  

Scientists Unveil a Bold New Definition of Addiction

By Maia Szalavitz

The official diagnosis for addiction is getting a major makeover—promising major changes for the addiction community. Here's what you need to know. MORE  

Relapsing When You Have Longterm Sobriety

By Nina Emkin

While most relapses occur in the early days, some people put together years before finding AA’s revolving door. What makes someone go out after finding solid sobriety? MORE  

The Pleasures (and Perils) of Sober Relationships

By Kristen McGuiness

Why it's often hard to maintain solid relationships when you're struggling with sobriety. MORE  

Hooking Up

By Emma Lee

While working as a Manhattan escort, I met up with more than a few lonely strangers. After I got sober, I reunited with many of them—in the rooms of AA. MORE  

Can Meds Keep You Sober?

By Amy Dresner

I need certain drugs in order to stay sane. And no one’s going to tell me I’m not sober because I take them.  MORE  

Susan Cheever on the Real Bill W.

By Susan Cheever

On the anniversary of his 1971 death, the AA founder's complicated life is more instructive than ever in an increasingly tumultuous world. MORE  

Sex and Dating in Sobriety

By Amy Dresner

In the beginning, the boys in AA kept me coming back. But ultimately, going cold turkey meant giving up more than booze and drugs. MORE  

Nic Sheff on Friendship and Sobriety

By Nic Sheff

Some people in sobriety have no problem being social, but I feel like I'm on the outside looking in. Am I the problem, or is recovery? MORE  

Newt Gingrich: 'AA Saved My Life'

By Walter Armstrong

The much-maligned Republican front-runner says the Big Book made him see the light. But his critics are not convinced. MORE  

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Sober Living
Taming of the Shrewd

People in 12-step communities refer to outsiders as "normies." I dated one. It didn't go so well, but I'm all the stronger for it.

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 San Diego rehab has a program for you—if you can tear yourself away from “the most amazing massages ever."

The Ultimate Guide to Rehab
 
 
 
 
 

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

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