Director Lee Daniels Wants You to Know: He’s NOT Tyler Perry

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Lee Daniels overcame a lot to become the critically-acclaimed director he is today, including bullying and homophobia.

Taking One Step Forward, Knowing I May Take Two More Back

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Richard Krzyzanowski has been sober for three years, but he still wakes up terrified after dreaming about the warm embrace of bourbon.

Sobriety

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For the sake of the people she loves, Christie Chapman intends to stay sober.

Injured Marine Alex Minsky Becomes Fitness Model and Saves a Life: His Own

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The Today Show highlights the story of Alex Minsky, who almost died from an IED blast in Afghanistan.

The Sophisticate

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Kile Ozier was encouraged to cultivate a taste for alcohol at home. Without the pressures of a political life in the closet and a killer epidemic, it might not have become a problem … .

In Utero

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For Drew Diaz, trouble with alcohol began early.

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.

5 Techniques to Avoid Cravings after Drug Rehab

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After recognizing cravings and their triggers, learn to alleviate the discomfort.

Unfinished Symphony: A Memoir Excerpt

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A daughter recalls her father’s ragged oaths, then the gentle, intelligent voice letters penned from the other side of the world.

Meet a Bladesmith Whose Last Name Is Shanks … For Real

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Forging could be considered the second oldest profession in the world, but for outlaw biker Terry Shanks forging has become a spiritual discipline.

Attempting to Make Christmas Not Suck This Year

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No amount of repenting and stretching and bitching is going to change anything. We are already all right.

Fathering to Heal

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There is no way I can understand who I am as a father without understanding who I am as a son.

What I Learned from 9 Weeks of Sobriety

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Why Mike Nicholson took a self-imposed hiatus from drinking, how his friends responded, and what he learned from the experience.

Laugh at the Punch

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After four years sober, cracks begin to appear in Erik Christian’s façade of normalcy.

How Erik Got His Groove Back

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White-knuckling his way through sobriety was burning him out, until Erik Christian returned to his youthful creative passions.

Tell Your Story: What Have You Overcome?

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Strength in Story is looking for men’s stories of adversity and recovery.