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Attitude Adjustment

By Harry Healy

My first AA meetings got me sober, but they didn't relieve my obsession with money and success. It took an out-of-town 10th-step meeting to remind me to be grateful for my sobriety. MORE  

Addicted to Poverty No More

By Dianne Penka

It wasn't the money but the thinking about money that led me to more debt and homelessness--until I learned how to break the cycle. MORE  

I Was a Paid Celebrity Sober Companion

By Antonio Vespucci

Making $600 a day to help a Hollywood star stay sober seemed like a great opportunity. I quickly became disillusioned, and found that profiting from AA service could cost me my own sobriety. MORE  

Is the Big Book Shrinking?

By Meg Williams

The Big Book remains the place to find AA's program of recovery. But thanks to competing publishers and free apps, literature revenues are falling. Is there anything World Services can do? MORE  

Turney Duff: Wall Street Cokehead to Recovery Writer

By Turney Duff

The author of the Wall Street and addiction memoir The Buy Side, which is published today, recounts his journey from desperation to a $250,000 book advance. MORE  

Man Loses Life Savings in Carnival Toss Game

By Bryan Le

Compulsive attempts to win an X-Box controller cost a New Hampshire dad all his money but win him a giant banana. MORE  

Happy Tax Day! Welcome to Debtors Anonymous

By Eliza Jackman

DA offers a spiritual solution to credit card debt, bankruptcy and a host of money problems. One woman recounts her financial ruin and subsequent navigation of the program. MORE  

Treating Alcoholism Saves You Money

By Chrisanne Grise

Despite the cost of treatment for alcoholism, it ultimately saves the whole family money, a German study shows. MORE  

Morning Roundup: August 8, 2012

By Chrisanne Grise

Binge drinking in Africa surges, Facebook now offers gambling with real money, and Teen Mom star Farrah Abraham faces addiction allegations. MORE  

How Drunks Can't Tip Straight

By Bryan Le

Check out drinkers' shambolic attempts to close out their tabs. MORE  

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Rehabilitation Directories

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
 
 
 
 
 

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