Tips for Staying Sober During Quarantine

These are uncertain times, and the stress and anxiety everyone is feeling as we navigate the COVID-19 pandemic has left many people feeling unsettled. For those who are also navigating recovery, the added turmoil placed by Shelter-in-Place or Stay at Home and quarantine orders can complicate matters.  Continue reading

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My12stepstore.com Continues to Celebrate Recovery 24-Hrs a Day During COVID-19

By WEHO TIMES News Desk  March 25, 2020

My 12 Step Store West Hollywood, the recovery gift and book store that specializes in 12-step literature, medallions and other sober celebratory gift items, is one of many West Hollywood small businesses taking a huge hit in retail sales as a result of the coronavirus (COVID-19) crisis. Continue reading

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Where Did Everybody Go?

With thousands of meetings a day in the United States, 500 AA and NA meetings every day in the Los Angeles area alone, 12 Step meeting locations of every recovery program have literally been hijacked by the coronavirus.  And you wonder where everybody went. As the Grandfather of all 12 step Programs AA has a popular and well-known slogan that is used so freely: One Day at a Time. And it’s used by far more than just people in recovery. Well if you every wondered the meaning and how it applies to life, we’re here, this is it and this is when to apply it. Continue reading

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Ideas for Outdoor Activities to Improve Your Well-Being

Ideas for Outdoor Activities to Improve Your Well-Being

Regular physical activity is an essential part of staying in good health. When you’re working through the recovery process, it’s important to find a few outdoor activities that you enjoy doing. Participating in these activities can help boost your physical and emotional well-being while you adjust to being sober. Always remember to follow all safe guidelines and social distancing required.  Continue reading

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Skipping the Green Beer for Mocktails and Prayer on St. Patrick’s Day

With St. Patrick’s Day on the way, and the world as it is today this is a good reminder about the importance of staying sober during challenges in recovery. Continue reading

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We’re Working to Keep You Safe and Calm

Coronavirus COVID-19 update by My 12 Step Store

As a valued My 12 Step Store friend and guest, your safety and wellbeing is our top priority. Now more than ever, we are reminded of the importance of serving our community. With continued news around the coronavirus, we want to share the steps we are taking to protect our customers and our associates. Continue reading

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3 Mindfulness Techniques to Help You Live in the Present

Yesterday has passed, tomorrow has not arrived, we are living in today in the present moment. Practicing mindfulness helps you live in the present rather than dwelling on the past or stressing about the future. Focusing on the here and now is an important part of your daily journey toward a full recovery. Keep the following techniques in mind, so you can make them a regular part of your sober lifestyle. https://www.my12stepstore.com/product2994.html Continue reading

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Tips for Avoiding the Hate of Politics

Discussing politics is typically considered something to avoid, since these conversations can easily become heated. Whether you’re at work or with family or friends, you might find yourself having to deal with this topic. If you’ve ever found yourself in an exasperating political argument with a person in recovery during the “meeting after the meeting” or on social media such as Facebook, you can appreciate the real need for Tradition Ten, the AA Tradition to avoid outside issues such as religion and politics. However, a definitive understanding of just what constitutes an outside issue is not always easy to agree on or follow. How can you make sure you avoid the hate that often goes along with political discussions when people don’t see eye to eye? Keep the following tips in mind for these kinds of conversationsContinue reading

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Common Fears About Getting Sober

Common Fears About Getting Sober

Making the decision to get sober is one of the best decisions you can make, but it can also be one of the hardest. Many people that are addicted to drugs and/or alcohol fear sobriety for a number of reasons. The fact of the matter is getting sober may be the scariest time of your life, but it is a rewarding experience that will change your life for the better. If you are in the process of recovery, here are some of the most common fears many people have about getting sober and some tips on how you can manage these fears. Continue reading

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Sex Addiction Recovery Tips and Tricks

Sex addiction is an addiction that more and more people face today. There are many reasons for a sex addiction and there are different types of recovery journeys. Sex addicts tend to be misunderstood, and that can make it difficult to get help. Here are some tips for your recovery. Continue reading

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