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How Tim McGraw's Drinking Nearly Cost Him Everything

OWN | Lisa Capretto | Posted 08.26.2015 | OWN

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Recovery on the Road

Wray Herbert | Posted 08.22.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Wray Herbert

My wife and I decided to set off on a road trip to see what's invariant in the Alcoholics Anonymous experience, regardless of region and culture, and what's novel. We want to catalog the forms of AA, and explore what the differences reveal about the shared experience of sober living.

Unite Against Addiction

Jason Wahler | Posted 08.21.2015 | Impact
Jason Wahler

Rockers Set to Rally for Addiction Awareness Ever since I got sober, I have dedicated my life to doing anything and everything to bring awareness to ...

7 Things That Get Me High Today (Instead of Booze)

Beth Leipholtz | Posted 08.21.2015 | Healthy Living
Beth Leipholtz

Since getting sober two years ago, I've had to find a number of replacements. The upside of these replacements? They don't negatively affect my decision-making abilities or get me into trouble with the law or anyone else. The downside? Well, there really isn't one.

How to Be You -- Funky and True -- and Attract Your Tribe

Carolyn Jean Roney | Posted 08.17.2015 | Healthy Living
Carolyn Jean Roney

I subscribe to a lot of daily notes and newsletters from spiritual teachers, healers, gurus, and the like. They share powerful messages of choosing lo...

AA Saved My Life (And I Get Why You Hate It)

Anna David | Posted 08.13.2015 | Healthy Living
Anna David

In meetings, I kept hearing revelatory things -- about how resentments were like drinking poison and expecting the other person to die, how rejection was God's protection and more that may sound clichéd now as I write but which literally changed my life. Basically, I fell in love with AA before I remembered that I hated it.

On a Mission

Jason Wahler | Posted 08.04.2015 | Impact
Jason Wahler

Every day I wake up and it is my mission to do everything possible to make sure that I make a difference when it comes to addiction and recovery. If you asked me five years ago if this would be my life, I would've laughed at you.

How I Got Sober

Anna David | Posted 07.31.2015 | Healthy Living
Anna David

The crazy part of my staunch belief that sobriety was the absolute worst thing is that I knew sober people who were not miserable and actually seemed quite pleased with their lives.

I Was Lost and Found in the Mojave Desert

Bethany St. James | Posted 07.28.2015 | Women
Bethany St. James

A little over a year ago, I had somewhat of a meltdown. It wasn't the kind of meltdown that caused me to go into a depression or try to find myself in...

From Homelessness to Cirque du Soleil

Joe Putignano | Posted 07.15.2015 | Gay Voices
Joe Putignano

I had been struggling with heroin addiction for nine years and tried everything to get clean. I was barely keeping a job and frequently going to twelve-step meetings, but I could not stop using heroin because every time I did, I would end up with terrible physical withdrawal.

I Miss My Old Alcoholic Self

Allison Hudson | Posted 07.15.2015 | Healthy Living
Allison Hudson

Grieving the loss of alcohol or the girl I was when I drank is just part of choosing to be sober. It's nothing in comparison to grieving my brother, which I think will forever be a part of life my. But no matter what it is that I am grieving, the process is the same and acceptance is the answer.

How I Got Sober

Allison Hudson | Posted 07.13.2015 | Healthy Living
Allison Hudson

My parents drove me up to the mountains of North Carolina as if they were taking me to summer camp like they had done when I was a little girl. But I wasn't 10, I was 32 and it wasn't summer camp, it was rehab.

Sasha Bronner

Meet The Man Who Helps Hollywood Stay Sober

HuffingtonPost.com | Sasha Bronner | Posted 06.30.2015 | Healthy Living

Until two years ago, Jon Paul Crimi kept his career, and his client base, mostly a secret. He has a 20-year background as a fitness traine...

Love Life: 3 Meaningful Minutes With Rob Lowe

Maya Mathias | Posted 06.18.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Maya Mathias

(Image from eonline.com) It's a good thing I hadn't followed Rob Lowe's 36-year career all that closely (Michael J Fox was more my vibe back in the...

10 Birthday Reflections From a Sober 30-Year-Old

Kelly Fitzgerald | Posted 06.09.2015 | Healthy Living
Kelly Fitzgerald

So much happened in my 20s -- lost relationships, lost friendships, my alcoholism peaked, I got sober, moved countries, started my writing career, and found the love of my life. The lows were low and the highs were high. I am embracing the pain of letting go of the last decade of my life.

A Blackout Drinker Untangles the Mystery of Her Alcoholism

Dean Dauphinais | Posted 05.28.2015 | Books
Dean Dauphinais

Reading about people's struggles with--and triumphs over--addiction is especially fascinating to me. In the world of drug and alcohol abuse, everyone's story is so similar; but at the same time, everyone's story is so unique.

4 Ways My Life Changed in 4 Years of Sobriety

Carolyn Jean Roney | Posted 05.26.2015 | Healthy Living
Carolyn Jean Roney

I painted this mug four years ago on May 25, 2011. I was hungover, shaking, and scared as I painted these lyrics from the song Fee by one of my most...

The Maron/Maron split

Marshall Fine | Posted 05.20.2015 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

No one is more surprised to find Marc Maron sitting securely atop a tidy little media empire than Maron himself. As his self-titled series on the IFC channel, Maron, enters its third season, there's a marked fork in the path between the fortunes of Marc Maron, the TV character, and Marc Maron, the actor who portrays him.

Getting Rid of My Act

Dean Opperman | Posted 06.15.2015 | Comedy
Dean Opperman

Far from being the leafy path to serenity, self help became the greasy downhill slide into insanity. I didn't snap out of it until I realized I was wrapping my legs in seaweed and singing to the seals as part of a Loon Point yoga-thin.

6 Things I Learned During Two Years Without Alcohol

Kelly Fitzgerald | Posted 05.18.2015 | Healthy Living
Kelly Fitzgerald

Here I am two years sober; on May 6, 2013 I took my last drink. Since then my life has done a complete 360. I am a different person. Here are six things I've learned so far.

9 Things I've Gained From Sobriety

Beth Leipholtz | Posted 05.15.2015 | College
Beth Leipholtz

When I first ventured into sobriety two years ago, a family friend, who is also sober, said to me: "You'll be amazed how full your life can be." At the time, I didn't believe that. My life was full when I was drinking -- at least I thought it was.

Two Actions to Take Now to Generate More Compassion Toward Others

Carolyn Jean Roney | Posted 06.28.2015 | Healthy Living
Carolyn Jean Roney

Recently, I feel as though I have been cracked wide open. This is the first time that I have dived deep into some powerful work with a therapist. It i...

Redefining Success in Sobriety

Elisa Hallerman | Posted 06.28.2015 | Healthy Living
Elisa Hallerman

As the epidemic of addiction grows, it's imperative we do not "debunk" the spirituality of AA just to raise up the scientific community.

Kim Richards On What Induced Her To Drink The Night Of Her Arrest

Posted 04.27.2015 | Dr. Phil

Kim Richards, one of the stars of the reality TV show Real Housewives of Beverly Hills, opens up about her arrest on April 16, explaining to Dr. Phil,...

10 Reasons Why Being Alone Is Awesome

Kelly Fitzgerald | Posted 06.23.2015 | Healthy Living
Kelly Fitzgerald

I finally love my alone time, in fact I cherish it and I need it. I also meditate! Imagine that. Everyone can benefit from alone time and here are some reasons why.