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The Prelapse

By Amy Dresner

Relapses don’t start when you pick up. They begin when your mind leads you to a place where you can’t do anything but drink. MORE  

Twenty-Six Miles to Recovery

By Taylor Ellsworth

First I thought I could never run a marathon. Then I thought it would cure my eating disorder. I was wrong on both counts. MORE  

The Other Programs

By Taylor Ellsworth

I avoid Alanon and OA despite knowing I could benefit from them. Apparently I'm waiting to get uncomfortable enough that I'm willing to do something about it. MORE  

My Sponsor’s Relapse

By Nick Oliver

The guy that was helping me build a sober life decided to drink after over two decades of sobriety. What step helps you get over that? MORE  

My Awkward Sober Sex Life

By Rebecca Parker

Navigating the subtle space between blindfolds and tender declarations of love hasn't been easy. But no one ever said sober sex is a cakewalk. MORE  

An American in Paris

By Kristen McGuiness

When I moved to France, my inner drunk came along for the ride. Now, I'm facing the temptations of early sobriety all over again. Will it be harder to stay sober in the City of Light? MORE  

Fifth Time’s a Charm

By Amy Dresner

I’ve been going to rehab for the past 15 years. But this is my last one—I hope.  MORE  

I'm About to Cross-Talk

By Carlos Herrera

For some, this irresistible phenomenon is the bane of every AA meeting. Instead of letting it bug you, it's best to nod your head and move on. MORE  

When Sponsors Give Relationship Advice

By Taylor Ellsworth

There’s nothing in the "Big Book" about the exact role sponsors should play. So how are newcomers supposed to know if sponsors are overstepping their bounds? 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  

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