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Cobain, Unforgotten

By Jaime Neptune

Kurt Cobain died 20 years ago this week—just before the internet became a part of our daily lives. Yet here I am, still clacking away my grief online. MORE  

Buy high

Compulsive Shopping 101

By Maddy Demberg

I know buying everything and obsessively thinking it'll turn me into a better me is just chasing another high. Maybe it's a problem, but maybe it's just who I am. MORE  

Annoying

Mean and Serene But Not a Marine

By Neville Flance

One finger pointing at you; three fingers (and a thumb) pointing at me. MORE  

Pets

Newcomer's Best Friend

By Sadie Long

In early recovery it was a stray dog named Rosie who taught me everything I needed to know about a healthy relationship. MORE  

Cleaning Up

Twin-City Sobriety

By Zachary Siegel

Minnesota isn't just the land of rehabs. Some of us have to stay sober there too. A report from the treatment heartland. MORE  

Blowhards

Stop Historicizing Alcoholics Anonymous

By Bobbi Anderson

So you've read some biographies of AA's founders. Please feel free not to share your completely not startling or new revelations. MORE  

Alanon

A Tale of Two Weddings

By Malina Saval

Attending a Ukrainian wedding with my now-sober husband was a sedate affair—and we loved every minute of it. MORE  

Think

A Unified Theory of Shame

By Daniel Isanov

If you are powerless over your addiction, you might want to consider getting over yourself, especially your self-hatred. MORE  

Better

Quitting Rage

By Scarlett Fever

On the hunt for my rapist, armed with rage-fueled revenge fantasies, I finally learned to let go of the anger that had defined me. MORE  

Near-Beer

Alcohol-Free Beer: a Lesson in “Moderation”

By Jenny Oliver

I drank a near-beer and it didn't kill me, but it did teach me to cherish my hard-won sobriety that much more. MORE  

Holiday

How I Learned to Love the Holidays

By Harry Healy

Addiction is a three fold disease—Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year's. Here's my way out of that obstacle course. MORE  

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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.

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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."

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

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Big Brother, Where Art Thou?

I barely made it out of my troubled adolescence and I had resources; how can I help an underprivileged teen with everything stacked against him?

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Our Sober Living section features a library of articles on alcoholism, drug abuse and addiction recovery. Stay informed and get inspired by reading these articles, essays, and tips for a healthy life.