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Normies React to the 12 Steps

By Juliet Abram

"I think admitting to having a problem in general is the right first step, but to admit powerlessness is unhealthy. .. I think admitting powerlessness is more harmful because it doesn't help. Admitting that you want and need help is more useful after admittance." MORE  

Taming of the Shrewd

By Amy Dresner

People in 12-step communities refer to outsiders as "normies." I dated one. It didn't go so well, but I'm all the stronger for it. MORE  

Sh*t Non-Addicts Say

By Anna David

When you're sober, many people just have no clue where you're coming from. Here are five not-so-informed things "normies" normally say to me—and how I attempt to respond. MORE  

The Buddy System

By Laura Barcella

Just because you’re sober and in a program doesn’t mean that all your interactions will be easy. Welcome to the sober friendship. MORE  

Debunking the Myth of the "Normie"

By The Fix staff

Booze, food, drugs, the internet: Fix video columnist Jane Velez-Mitchell says we're all addicted to something. MORE  

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