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The Role of Spirituality within the 12 Steps

By Luke Dale-Harris

In an age of scientific empiricism, can a quasi-religious organization be the number one go-to option for people suffering the medically diagnosable disease of alcoholism?  MORE  

My Sober Conversion to Atheism

By John Gordon

Four years ago I scaled a Pacific Northwest peak and felt rush in the great spiritual wind of... no-God. Despite pushback from fellow AA-ers, I've remained happily sober ever since. MORE  

The Retreat

Wayzata, Minn.

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Full days of AA stepwork combined with the “strangely spiritual” forested surroundings make this affordable, relatively strict Minnesota rehab a solid place to get sober. MORE  

Why Buddhism Is Perfect for Addicts

By May Wilkerson

Longtime AA member Josh Korda runs Dharma Punx NYC, a spiritual group with an edge. Here's how Buddhism became both his higher power and core program. MORE  

Does Being in Recovery Make You More Spiritual?

By Jane Velez-Mitchell

Fix video columnist Jane Velez-Mitchell says recovery has changed her worldview, but she tries to avoid "spiritual materialism." MORE  

The United State of AA

By Susan Cheever

After hundreds of meetings in almost as many places, our intrepid columnist discovers the one thing, despite the diversity and differences, they all have in common: a state of mind. MORE  

Morning Roundup: March 9, 2012

By Fionna Agomuoh

Teen smoking hits epidemic proportions, brain's resistance to addiction offers treatment clues, and drowned son of Packers coach was on alcohol and pot. MORE  

Demi Moore Opts For "Spiritual Counseling"

By Fionna Agomuoh

The troubled actress has reportedly skipped rehab in favor of Kabbalah MORE  

The New Marianne Williamson

By Laura Vogel

At 25, Gabrielle Bernstein was addicted to cocaine and weighed under 100 pounds. Today she’s a bestselling author and inspiration to legions of admiring women. How did she get from there to here?  MORE  

Can You Stay Sober Without God?

By Jesse Beach

Can a non-believer navigate the twelve steps? The Pulitzer-nominated author of Wasted  discusses an agnostic's path to sobriety. MORE  

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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."

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