Best Cities For Alcoholics And Addicts To Start Over In, Clean And Sober

Written by DeShawn McQueen on Friday, 15 February 2013. Posted in Voices in Recovery, Breaking News

Best Cities For Sobriety

1. Los Angeles, California

There is incredible weather and the pacific ocean.

More than 3,000 Alcoholics Anonymous ("AA") meetings to choose from. In Los Angeles we celebrate sobriety mile stones with real cake, just like with natal birthdays.

With surrounding cities likes Beverly Hills, Santa Monica, Pasadena, Laguna Beach, and so forth there is always something to do.

Home of Spencer Recovery Centers ("SRC"), the first rehab to tailor recovery to gays/lesbians among others; offers a program for those struggling with crystal meth addiction.

2. New York City, New York

New York is the most cosmopolitan city in the world….wealth of diversity, cultural opportunities, the atlantic ocean, and notably a hardcore, yet supportive and fun sobriety community.

Purported to be the recovery capital the U.S., it offers a host of cafes, parks, restaurants, museums and so forth to whip out the Big Book of Alcoholics Anonymous and do step work!

3. Minneapolis, Minnesota

Hazeldon, publisher of the Big Book of Alcoholics Anonymous, opened a recovery facility in Minneapolis.

It is also home of Sobriety High, a high school for students struggling to maintain sobriety.

There are tons of hiking trails, lakes, skiing opportunities and fresh air.

4. San Diego, California

Consistently voted to be healthiest city in the U.S., it is home of sober living on the beach not to mention many AA meetings, as well as many sober activities like riding bikes, yoga, pilates, and so forth.

5. Del Ray Florida

With a population of just over 60,000 and sunshine all year round, not to mention home of a huge recovery community, it has plenty of opportunities to jump into recovery and stay sober.

6. Telluride, Colorado

Nestled high in the mountains, with crisp fresh air, opportunities to commune with nature, hike, do step work along streams, and attend AA meetings in quaint, sturdy log cabins, CO gives you the chance to develop clarity, build a relationship with your higher power, and stay out trouble!

7. Seattle, Washington

Addicts/alcoholics, age 20 to 40, Seattle is an affordable place to live, with many AA and NA meetings, and a relatively new recovery community, i.e, a place for you to get involved and develop recovery there.

8. Akron, Ohio

Needless to say, Akron is where AA began with Bob Wilson and Dr. Bob.

9. Boston, Massachusetts

Not only an incredibly cerebral place to live, it is home to an abundantly large option of AA meetings.

10. Washington, D.C.

Amazing mass transit, tons of AA meetings, and plenty to do. Also, at least one notable Alcoholic served as mayor of this bustling metropolis.

If you or someone that you love is struggling with drug addiction or alcoholism, please call or text us. We want to help you.

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About the Author

DeShawn McQueen

DeShawn McQueen

DeShawn McQueen is a staff writer at Recovery Now Newspaper and, an informative newspaper that serves as a resource for persons of all stages of drug and alcohol treatment, by giving them access to relevant and necessary information so that they may live balanced and substance-free lifestyles. DeShawn graduated from Wayne State University with Bachelor of Science degrees in psychology and premedical sciences. He holds a Juris Doctors degree in law from Valparaiso University School of Law. DeShawn’s writing and research has been published in such academic journals as Behavioral Pharmacology and Pharmacology, Biochemistry and Behavior among others. He lives in Los Angeles, California.

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