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Who Can You Turn To When AA is Not Enough?

By Kristen McGuiness

The 12 steps may help many of us to stay sober and live healthier lives, but they can't always heal trauma from our past. So what can? MORE  

Alcoholism vs. Addiction

By Kristen McGuiness

How much do alcoholics and drug addicts really have in common? Our experts explain the similarities as well as the differences. MORE  

An Inside Guide to Sober Travel

By Kristen McGuiness

The best destinations for recovery on the road—from the vistas of Vermont to the blissful beaches of Baja.  MORE  

Most Popular Recovery Books

By Kristen McGuiness

They may not be AA-approved, but books by writers from Eckhart Tolle to Marianne Williamson have been eagerly adopted by millions of 12-steppers. By Kristen McGuiness MORE  

Time to Send Granny to Rehab?

By Kristen McGuiness

Not everyone cleans up in their twenties and thirties. Or even their forties or fifties. What kind of challenges do you face when you're doing still doing meth at Mah Jongg? MORE  

The Joy of Surrender

By Kristen McGuiness

Surrendering to addiction—and to the fact that you’re not in charge anymore—is considered necessary for sobriety. Kristen McGuiness examines how to get there—and where, exactly, “there” is. MORE  

Why Alcoholics Crave Sweets

By Kristen McGuiness

When we put down the bottle and the blow, we often reach for the cookies and candy. But when does that last pint of Ben and Jerry's become one pint too many? MORE  

Beauty From the Outside In

By Kristen McGuiness

What if you've kissed the all-nighters goodbye and still resemble the haggard hard partier you used to be? The Fix explains how to look as good you feel. MORE  

Are People Who Take Anti-Depressants Really Sober?

By Kristen McGuiness

It's time for abstinence extremists to stop spreading the dangerous propaganda that "clean and sober" means no medications for depression, anxiety and other mental health problems. Even Alcoholics Anonymous says so. MORE  

Tooth and Consequences: How Alcohol Affects Your Teeth

By Kristen McGuiness

Drugs and booze can wreak havoc on our teeth and gums, so it's no surprise that many former addicts continue to dodge their dentists long after they've achieved sobriety. Let's face it, few people love getting drilled, especally at 8 am. But here are a few reasons you need to brave up. MORE  

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Proud to be Sober, Proud to be Catholic

I noticed a decided anti-Catholic bent at the AA meetings I was attending, but my sobriety has only benefited from my religious upbringing.

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.

The Ultimate Guide to Rehab
 
 
 
 
 

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

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