The Road to Self-Respect

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Tim Lineaweaver shares his experience of his rough road to recovery, sobriety, and subsequent self-respect.

Psychotherapist Examines Links Between Child Abuse and Alcoholism

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Addiction counselor Rayne E. Golay shares tips for those who suspect they may have a drinking problem.

Culture’s Effect on Victims

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A story of child labor, sex slavery and those times when culture slaps you in the face.

A Child of Alcoholics Finds Serenity

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Aaron Brinker changes a family tradition of silence around alcohol abuse, by telling the story of how he also became an alcoholic.

“I go to AA to hear other’s experience, strength, ideas and to share my own.”

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If you are a teetotaler, what things have helped you stay sober? If you aren’t a teetotaler, what helps you say in control of your drinking habits?

Reimagining Mentorship

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The building blocks of society are its adult citizens. What kind of society do we want to build?

How to Deal with a Partner who Has an Addiction

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Addiction shatters relationships all the time—and the only way to put them back together is by being there, giving time, and staying positive.

The Doctor who Went to Heaven

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Did Jesus and Einstein describe the same universe? A neurosurgeon undergoes a near-death experience and emerges a believer.

Losing My Religion, Gaining Spirituality

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Brandon Ferdig’s story of getting sober, finding “god”, and relating with his religious family.

Where the F**k Do I Surrender?

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A family history of addiction and recovery.

Addiction: 9/1

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Guest editor Nick Florest wants your stories of addiction.

The Twelve Steps for Dummies

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An anonymous alcoholic’s guide to the wisdom of Alcoholics Anonymous.

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