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Do Addicts Really Think Differently Than Everyone Else?

By Ruth Fowler

Let's face it. Many of us do process life differently than so-called "normies." But luckily we have tools to combat the insanity we live with on a daily basis. MORE  

My Mother The Food Addict

By Ruth Fowler

It’s not right to publicly admit that you don’t like your own mother. But it’s also not right how much my mother likes food. MORE  

Going Home for the Holidays

By Ruth Fowler

Thanksgiving is about gratitude—and surviving a sober weekend with the folks. MORE  

12 Steps to the 12 Steps

By Ruth Fowler

Having spent a considerable amount of her sober existence making excuses for her AA attendance, our writer pens a handy 12-step guide to a few of the misconceptions she’s run across.  MORE  

The New Face of Celebrity Rehab?

By Ruth Fowler

Dr. Drew's rumored replacement is a Harvard-educated shrink who complains he isn't being paid enough by VH1, admits his colleagues are appalled by his turn on reality TV and thinks that Michael Lohan is a pretty good dad. MORE  

Doing Vegas...The Sober Way

By Ruth Fowler

Sin City is ideal for decadence. But what’s it like when a former stripper and cocaine-and-champagne imbiber tries it stone cold sober? MORE  

Getting Ripped (Muscles, That Is)

By Ruth Fowler

Turns out that walking to the barstool and reaching for the remote—our main forms of exercise when we’re using—aren’t all that effective. Ruth Fowler examines workout possibilities for the newly sober set. MORE  

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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.

Capo By The Sea
 
 
 
 

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.

Journey Malibu
 
 
 
 

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?

The Ultimate Guide to Rehab
 
 
 
 
 

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

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