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Morning Roundup: Aug. 13, 2014

By Shawn Dwyer

Kendall Jenner stiffs server after being denied booze, man on Cannibal bites tourist, and man shoots neighbor with BB gun for smoking. MORE  

The Spirituality of Recovery

By Ernest Kurtz

The co-author of Experiencing Spirituality on recovery beyond the mental and physical. MORE  

Megadeth Bassist David Ellefson Talks Sobriety

By David Konow

The heavy metal rocker detailed his experiences with drugs and alcohol, his several stints in rehab, and finally reaching his sobriety through his faith in God. MORE  

God as You

By Jay Levin

If you decided to think like Brooks Greene-Barton, could be you'd light up and love up your life with no limits on how far it might take you.    MORE  

The Role of Spirituality within the 12 Steps

By Luke Dale-Harris

In an age of scientific empiricism, can a quasi-religious organization be the number one go-to option for people suffering the medically diagnosable disease of alcoholism?  MORE  

Being a Lesbian in AA

By Michaela Miller

How do you manage terminal uniqueness when you are in fact unique? A minority AA member from Portland reports. MORE  

My Sober Conversion to Atheism

By John Gordon

Four years ago I scaled a Pacific Northwest peak and felt rush in the great spiritual wind of... no-God. Despite pushback from fellow AA-ers, I've remained happily sober ever since. MORE  

Let Me Do Sobriety My Way

By Mishka Shubaly

While I may not be your definition of sober, I am mine. So stop telling me that I’m dry, addicted to chocolate or need an exercise intervention. MORE  

How I Took the Third Step

By Taylor Ellsworth

It was only when I realized how impossible it was to run the show that I realized I could let go of the reins.  MORE  

My Own Sober Miracle

By Nic Sheff

I used to cringe when I heard those sober zealots talking about "waiting for the miracle." Then mine arrived—and now I’m terrified I’m going to screw it up. MORE  

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The actress wrote about her long struggle in a column published in Glamour magazine.

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E-Cigarettes Are Not As Harmless As We've Been Told

A number of recent studies have shown that vapor contains harmful byproducts that can cause asthma, cancer, and heart disease.

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Documentary Examines Addiction Among Classical Musicians

The British-made Addicts Symphony explores the surprising rise of drug abuse among classical musicians.

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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?

The Ultimate Guide to Rehab
 
 
 
 
 

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

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