An Open Letter to My Parents, Who Didn't Handle My Addiction Well
When I was at my ugliest, I wished you would hold me.
The Culture of Alcoholics Anonymous Perpetuates Sexual Abuse
Women are encouraged to “look for their part” in what's happened to them.
Dating as a Woman in Recovery Means Always Being Judged
"I wasn’t seen as a survivor, but as a ticking time bomb, a woman with an unsavory past that haunted me like a lengthy criminal record."
America Has Been Trying to Get Sober for Over 300 Years
The new book 'Drunks' is a colorful history of America's attempts to lay off the sauce, from radical prohibitionists attacking frontier bars to modern rehab programs like AA.
A Father-Son Trip to Alcoholics Anonymous
"Hi, my name is Charlie... and I'm not an alcoholic."
These Drugs Help People Quit Drinking
For some, 12 steps are 11 too many.
We Asked People Why They Got Sober
“I reached a point where I realized that I had stopped having any hopes, dreams, or goals.”
People with Addiction Are Sweating to Stay Sober
A new wave of nonprofits are tapping into the healing potential of fitness.
What I Learned from My First 36 Days in Crystal Meth Anonymous
On meth, all my craziest sexual fantasies came true. But realizing I have an addiction meant realizing that my life will never be the same again.
The VICE Guide to Right Now
A Reverend Is Trying to Confront Racism by Treating It Like an Addiction
At Reverend Ron Buford's "Racists Anonymous" meetings, he encourages people to talk frankly about everything from African American names to Asian driver tropes.
Is It a Problem That I Have a Drink Almost Every Day?
I thought having a couple of beers or half a bottle of wine every evening wasn't too much of an issue—my friends all do the same. But when I read young people are drinking less and less, I couldn't help but question my relationship with alcohol.
The Expensive, Unregulated World of Sobriety Coaching
Former Toronto Mayor Rob Ford is the latest celebrity to hire someone to keep them sober, but many experts don't think that sort of coaches are necessary.