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Sue Smith

Facing My Fears: Hospitals and Fake Eyelashes

By Sue Smith

Being sober in AA helped me show up for my stepdad—and not freak out—when a scary mishap during surgery landed him in the ICU. MORE  

Where to Draw the Line When Helping Newcomers in AA

By Sue Smith

We want to give back. But service can veer into unhealthy—or downright dangerous—territory. How far is too far? Here's how some of us have handled sticky situations. MORE  

Where to Draw the Line on Mind-Altering Substances?

By Sue Smith

Mouthwash and Sudafed, non-alcoholic beer and caffeine. What's cool for recovering addicts and alcoholics to eat, drink and take—and what's not? MORE  

Improv and AA Are the Same Thing

By Sue Smith

Right after I got sober, I started my first comedy class. Since then, nearly everything I've learned in AA has been echoed by improv, and vice versa. MORE  

How to Handle Panic Attacks

By Sue Smith

It figures: I get clean and start having crazy anxiety attacks. But here are some sobriety-friendly remedies. MORE  

Happy (Sober) New Year!

By Sue Smith

Everyone knows this can be a tough time of year for non-drinkers. So here's a guide for how to ring in the New Year without booze, from meeting marathons to drink-free dances. MORE  

Online Resources for Sober Holiday Survival

By Sue Smith

If you need some seasonal sober support, there's plenty out there; here are some of the best options. MORE  

The Houstons'  Train Keeps Wreckin'

By Sue Smith

Same family, same struggle, new generation in the reality show focusing on Bobbi Kristina Brown. MORE  

Breaking Amish: Maybe Fake, Definitely Drunk

By Sue Smith

As the show gets ever-messier on screen, TLC is accused of being less-than-honest about the castmates' pasts. MORE  

"The Situation" Makes Amends on Jersey Shore 

By Sue Smith

Mike Sorrentino did an easily-identifiable Ninth Step on last night's episode.  MORE  

The Quick Fix
Man Mistakenly Takes Meth, Walks Into Walmart Naked

A South Carolina man accidentally took methamphetamine, which made him "paranoid" and "crazy" enough to walk into a Walmart wearing nothing but tennis shoes.

4/18/14 7:30pm
Support On the Rise for Giving Naloxone to Emergency Personnel

Proponents for equipping emergency responders with the lifesaving overdose antidote have become more vocal, with only those on the edges holding on to their opposition.

4/18/14 5:30pm
Back From the Abyss: The Autobiography of a Low-Bottom Alky

Paid Sponsored Post: Follow Kieran Doherty’s wild ride of a life––from altar boy to rebel to alcohol-fueled criminal… bringing a whole new meaning to hitting bottom.

4/18/14 3:31pm
Eric Holder Optimistic, Cautious About Legal Marijuana

The nation's top law enforcement officer has sounded a conciliatory tone in recent months, though he remains hesitant to fully embrace legal pot.

4/18/14 3:30pm
High Price of Breakthrough Hepatitis C Drug Expected to Decline

Though the price potentially will drop, poorer countries will continue to suffer from the disease until a cheaper generic drug is available for sale.

4/18/14 1:00pm

Rehabilitation Directories

Sober Living
How I Forgave the Woman Who Helped My Son Die of an Overdose

She introduced him to the drug that eventually killed him. It took a long time, but eventually I had to treat her the way my son would have wanted.

The Rehab Review
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 San Diego rehab has a program for you—if you can tear yourself away from “the most amazing massages ever."

The Ultimate Guide to Rehab
 
 
 
 
 

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

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