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Timing is Everything

By Daniel Isanov

How a beeper watch and an egg timer app helped me clean up and start to grow up. MORE  

Don't Drink No Matter What

By Christopher Tepedino

The Fix interviews a courageous soul who took his first drink at age seven, and maintains his 20 plus years of sobriety today, despite battling leukemia. MORE  

Bradley Cooper Opens Up About Sobriety

By Shawn Dwyer

In an interview with GQ, the ‘Hangover’ actor talked about his quiet struggle with drugs and alcohol, and how getting sober led to a career rebirth. 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  

Making Amends to My Dead Father

By John Dee

One of the mysteries in AA is making a Ninth Step amends to the departed. One member recalls how he went about it.  MORE  

Portland's Groundbreaking 24-Hour Sober Club

By Taylor Ellsworth

The remarkable hangout features foosball, poker tables and a stockpile of energy drinks. MORE  

Can an Addict Save the LA Angels?

By McCarton Ackerman

The MLB team hedges its bets on Josh Hamilton, a star player with a history of addiction. MORE  

British Soccer Legend Suffers Public Relapse

By John Lally

A video of Paul "Gazza" Gascoigne incoherent at a charity event sparks wide concern. MORE  

Neil Young Sobers Up

By Hunter R. Slaton

Working on his autobiography prompted the rocker to get clean—along with a simple desire to see what living straight was like. MORE  

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  

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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?

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

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