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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  

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  

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