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A Place for Potential Alcoholics?

By Hannah H. Hollister

AA's founders foresaw younger people coming to the rooms when they wrote about "potential alcoholics" in the First Step. So why do I still feel uncomfortable? MORE  

Stop Talking About My Age

By Taylor Ellsworth

I came into AA when I was 18. That doesn’t mean we have to keep talking about it. MORE  

Meetings With My Dad

By Taylor Ellsworth

Some people have to travel across the country to see their dad. I only need to show up at an AA meeting. MORE  

Do Sexual Predators Thrive in Alcoholics Anonymous?

By Lily Weinstein

When I got sober at 17, AA welcomed me with open arms. If only I'd known that some of them were dangerous. MORE  

My Big Fat Sober Wedding

By Taylor Ellsworth

The most embarrassing thing I’ve ever done—marrying a friend, Britney Spears-style—didn’t happen when I was a practicing alcoholic. I did it once I was already sober. MORE  

Relapsing on Mouthwash

By Vicki Hogarth

The meetings I went to were creepy enough for me to avoid the program altogether—and eventually relapse while gargling. Then I realized something had to change: me. MORE  

Managing An Eating Disorder

By Taylor Ellsworth

I’d happily abandoned drugs and alcohol. Then my eating disorder started eating me up. MORE  

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