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The Angry Atheist Who Made AA Great

By Susan Cheever

Jim B., often wrongly overlooked, fought Bill W. to a draw over the original wording of the 12 Steps. "God" got qualified and tolerance got added. Without this nonbeliever, AA would never have thrived. MORE  

My Own Agnostic Version of Alcoholics Anonymous

By Jowita Bydlowska

I began attending agnostic meetings in AA and my sponsor fired me. This made me wonder: should AA be adapted to fit the demands of its newer members? MORE  

Do You Have to Bottom Out?

By Nic Sheff

Sometimes people ask me if they can avoid losing everything before they get clean. My story offers a simple answer: I lost more than I ever could have imagined, and then I lost even more. 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  

The Legend of Joe and Charlie

By Kristen McGuiness

An AA friendship that started 30 years ago led to a clear, concise interpretation of the Big Book. So who were the men behind the movement? MORE  

Sobriety: Better Than Prozac!

By Rachael Brownell

Experts suggest that people in recovery are happier than their non-alcoholic peers. MORE  

Soberly Surviving Divorce

By Rachael Brownell

Now that you're sober, everything goes your way, right? Wrong. But that doesn't mean you can't be serene.  MORE  

Do You Need God to Stay Sober?

By Rachael Brownell

Must you believe in God if you want to stay sober? Rachael Brownell doesn't think so. MORE  

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Rehabilitation Directories

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, 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
 
 
 
 

This exclusive Northern California rehab is all about client choice—as well as golf outings, Buddhist field trips and keeping up with the office.

Capo By The Sea
 
 
 
 

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.

Journey Malibu
 
 
 
 

Want many of the luxury amenities A-listers have come to expect—including an enormous backyard with a pool and patio, an herb garden, a volleyball net and a spectacular vista of the Santa Monica mountains—with a recovery program to match?

The Ultimate Guide to Rehab
 
 
 
 
 

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

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