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On Being Young, Sober and Single

By Beth Leipholtz

Navigating romance without the booze. MORE  

Taming of the Shrewd

By Amy Dresner

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. MORE  

Online Dating in Sobriety

By Neville Elder

I used to rely heavily on alcohol to start, maintain and end relationships with women. Dating online sober has been a shaky experience, to say the least. MORE  

Self-Help Gets Its Comeuppance

By Meg Williams

She surveyed the landscape of our culture's addiction to self-help. Now Jessica Lamb-Shapiro talks to The Fix about her new book Promise Land, and why the story of self improvement is so personal to her. MORE  

The Decision to Have an Abortion in Sobriety

By Charlotte Grey

The consequences of compulsive behavior after sobering up—in my case, sex—can feel worse than when you're drinking. They also bring back that urge to check out. MORE  

How I Caught Alcoholism

By Anna David

It takes a lot for some people to realize that addiction and alcoholism are the same thing: A sleazy date finally taught me what even a wise counselor could not. MORE  

Morning Roundup: March 19, 2013

By Bryan Le

Dating in middle school linked to drug use, FedEx pays up for delivering smuggled cigarettes, and drunk Beth Ditto arrested, yelling "Obama!" MORE  

Mrs. Love Avoidant

By Kristen McGuiness

I never knew I was a love addict until I said the words “I do.” MORE  

Crazy in Love

By Taylor Ellsworth

When I fell for someone, I realized just how broken I was. Welcome to the sober relationship. MORE  

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