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Stepping Over the Bodies

By Rich Howard

Life on the frontlines of the real War on Drugs in the recovery capital of the world. MORE  

Twin-City Sobriety

By Zachary Siegel

Minnesota isn't just the land of rehabs. Some of us have to stay sober there too. A report from the treatment heartland. MORE  

What I Learned at Rehab

By Simeon Stone

I went to five rehabs, one halfway house and a psychiatric hospital before I got sober. This is what that taught me. MORE  

The $75-an-Hour Sponsor

By Lou Stein

When I was newly sober, a shrink gave me his business card at a meeting. And taught me how not to work the AA program. MORE  

Hey You, Get Off My Pink Cloud

By Carlos Herrera

Some alcoholics (not just newcomers) are so dramatic that they call good moods “pink clouds.” And I’m right there with them, sounding the bell.  MORE  

Can You OD on AA?

By Kristen McGuiness

Going to meetings every day and sponsoring a bunch of newcomers is fantastic—until you realize you’ve overdone it. MORE  

AA Types

By JD Kaye

People in AA starting to blend together? Check out our handy guide to the different personality types you're likely to encounter. MORE  

A Beautiful Life

By Taylor Ellsworth

Connecting with other women over nail polish may seem shallow. But this kind of beauty bonding isn't just skin-deep.  MORE  

Do Sexual Predators Thrive in Alcoholics Anonymous?

By Lily Weinstein

When I got sober at 17, AA welcomed me with open arms. If only I'd known that some of them were dangerous. MORE  

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