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The New Pines Hope Lodge Oasis New Beginnings Center

By Jowita Bydlowska

Our unique new facility is not just another overpriced rehab. We're another overpriced rehab that takes cutting-edge whole-person treatment therapies to a whole new level, guaranteeing a unique new you! MORE  

When Friends Relapse

By Laura Barcella

It’s not easy to watch the people you’ve been sober with decide to leave. But I’ve learned to not make it any harder on myself. MORE  

The Brains Behind Beit T’Shuvah

By McCarton Ackerman

Thirty years ago, Harriet Rossetto wanted to help rehabilitate Jewish prisoners. Then she realized addiction was their biggest battle. MORE  

Holiday Survival Guide

By Francesca Brandelius

Young, sober and hoping to avoid temptation this holiday season? Here's how to stay out of trouble and have some fun. MORE  

Twenty-Six Miles to Recovery

By Taylor Ellsworth

First I thought I could never run a marathon. Then I thought it would cure my eating disorder. I was wrong on both counts. MORE  

Why Buddhism Is Perfect for Addicts

By May Wilkerson

Longtime AA member Josh Korda runs Dharma Punx NYC, a spiritual group with an edge. Here's how Buddhism became both his higher power and core program. 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 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  

Sobriety Through Social Media

By Hunter R. Slaton

When Paul Carr realized that drinking was killing him, he eschewed AA and turned to an unlikely higher power. MORE  

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Morning Roundup: Oct. 30, 2014

Dog helps police bust drug dealer owner, drunk Flybe pilot arrested before flying plane, and respected softball coach caught with crack cocaine.

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N.J. Internet Gambling Addiction Is Subject of Rutgers Study

Concerned about the impact of internet gambling, Rutgers will examine who, how, and why people become addicted.

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Diagnosed with anorexia, 18-year-old Alice Taylor has recovered from her eating disorder and wants help educating others about the disease.

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Fraternity Suspended After Date-Rape Drug Accusations

The Phi Kappa Psi fraternity at Brown University has been suspended after two students claimed they were drugged and sexually assaulted.

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Former Soldier Re-Enlists to Fight Addiction in the Military

Frank Greenagel has returned to active duty in order to wage war against the growing scourge of drug addiction in the military.

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Scott Phillips: You Are What You—

Last February, my oldest friend died of a heroin overdose at the age of 49. He beat me to recovery, and he beat me to death. He also gave a final, drug-alogue interview on my radio show 20 hours before he died.

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