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It's Anonymous For a Reason!

By Harry Healy

You take away the second word in Alcoholics Anonymous and what are you left with? MORE  

Anonymous Facebook Etiquette

By Bobbi Anderson

Don't "like" me because I'm sober in AA. And stop outing me with your clicks. Follow these five steps toward social-networking propriety. MORE  

Recovering Celebrities "Come Out" in New Film

By Sarah Beller

A bold new documentary, The Anonymous People, breaks the invisibility of addiction. MORE  

Keep Celebrity Worship Out of AA

By Harry Healy

We seem increasingly incapable of treating famous people just like anyone else in the rooms. The celebs trying to get sober lose out—and so do the rest of us. MORE  

Why I Share the Way I Do

By Amy Dresner

I’ve been called self-indulgent, crazy, angry and outrageous for writing and talking about my addiction and mental illness. But there's a method to the madness. MORE  

Joey Pants Goes Off

By Chris Gardner

The esteemed character actor and Sopranos star Joey Pantoliano (aka Joey Pants) talks alcoholism, depression and his darkest secrets (hello, shoplifting) in this exclusive interview. 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  

The Never-Ending Argument Against Anonymity in AA

By Leonard Buschel

Admitting that you're in a "12-step group" is officially condoned by the fellowship, while confessing you're in AA is strictly verboten. What exactly is the point here? MORE  

Video: The Real Anonymity Break

By Anna David

The Housewives reach a new level of cattiness in tonight’s reunion episode when Ramona outs Jill as an AA member. MORE  

AA and Anonymity—What Would Bill W. Do?

By Susan Cheever

Long before it became an inviolable tradition, A.A.'s leaders interpreted anonymity in their own unique ways. As AA's most prolific historian reports, even the fellowship's founder struggled with the concept. MORE  

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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, 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
 
 
 
 

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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.

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