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Sleepless in Sobriety

By Christopher Dale

I can't fall asleep on command any more than I can defy gravity; both demand changes impossible to execute. The difference is that failure to achieve weightlessness for eight hours won't make me tired, irritable and unproductive for the remainder of the day. MORE  

Breaking the Cycle: Parenting After Being Raised in Hell

By Christine Cissy White

It is radical work to self-accept rather than self-hate. MORE  

The 12 Steps in Reverse

By Juliet Abram

What if I told you... You are smarter than addiction? MORE  

Online Recovery Revolution, Kiwi Style

By Mrs. D

Hundreds and hundreds and hundreds of people reached out to me. And overwhelmingly the message was "I’m just like you." MORE  

Know Your Treatment Options

By Josh King

As helpers, it's our job to recognize our own biases and put them aside so we can offer our clients the options and the guidance to get the help they want and need, no matter what path that might be. MORE  

I Did Not Cause My Son to Become an Addict

By Sandy Swenson

Substance abuse is a choice. Addiction is a disease. MORE  

From Trauma to Recovery

By Juliet Abram

The fear of going to prison kept me from rejecting AA's religious content, or its sexist Big Book. I was more concerned that my rapist was also court ordered to AA and that he'd appear at a meeting I attended. MORE  

Ritalin Kid

By Nick Dothée

People downplay the severity of this chemical imbalance, and as I get older and struggle with the link between my ADD and my addictions, the flippancy people have about ADD is beginning to piss me off. MORE  

Adventures in Tijuana

By Maria Weeks

I also took a dervish delight in the huge spurt of adrenaline I’d get when a border patrol cop would say: “Thank you,” and wave me through. MORE  

I'm Coming Out

By John J. Caswell Jr.

After being in long term recovery, I started drinking again to varying degrees of excess. There have been dry spells, heavy drinking spells, and many attempts at moderation. MORE  

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My wife revealed to me that she had been sexually abused by her stepfather. The process of healing has been difficult, but together we are working towards her recovery.

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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.

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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.

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Capo By The Sea offers an executive rehab program complete with medical detox and a focus on dual-diagnosis issues, as well as an outpatient option in an environment that exudes the kind of beach house optimism one would expect from an Orange County recovery outfit.

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Want many of the luxury amenities A-listers have come to expect—including an enormous backyard with a pool and patio, an herb garden, a volleyball net and a spectacular vista of the Santa Monica mountains—with a recovery program to match?

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

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