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I'm Suicidal—Please Commit Me!

By Nathan A Thompson

A break-up leads to a relapse leads to an attempt for institutional help . . . . MORE  

A Principle Got Between Our Personalities

By Vicki Abelson

I lost a friend, and sponsor, to what I thought was "best for the fellowship."  MORE  

An Addict By Any Other Name

By Vicki Abelson

You can't turn a pickle into a cucumber. I've always been an addict. This is how I stay sober. MORE  

Clean But Not So Serene

By Scarlett Fever

I traded the cop spot for Cheeze Doodles and loosies—until my choices became bleach, Drano or the roof.  MORE  

The 50-Day Boytox

By Melissa Petro

When I hit crisis point as a sober sex addict, I had to detox from all the men in my life and work on my sex inventory. It was hard, but it was worth it. MORE  

My Imperfect Sobriety

By Melissa Petro

I didn’t follow all the rules when I was new to program and I still don’t. Part of me knows that’s exactly how it should be.  MORE  

Confessions of a So-so Sponsor

By Anna David

We don’t get much guidance on how to sponsor people in AA, and I'm no natural. I’ve been yelled at, fired and shamed by a sponsee’s mom. Am I really getting it that wrong? MORE  

When Addiction Is the Punchline

By McCarton Ackerman

Anthony Kalloniatis' zany comic persona hid a secret life of meth, booze, blackouts—and enough arrests to secure regular invites to cop parties.  MORE  

Nobody Likes A Quitter

By Taylor Ellsworth

I've quit smoking enough times to make me an expert. And I've learned something along the way: not everyone wants me to succeed.  MORE  

The Trials of Pat O'Brien

By Anna David

Pat O’Brien rose to the top as a sportscaster and entertainment reporter before weathering a very public scandal. Now he’s one of sobriety’s greatest advocates. MORE  

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