SOBRIETY & Self-Isolation

From The Share by Paulo Murillo

We asked these clean and sober folks with different lengths of recovery time, how they are maintaining their sobriety during self-isolation as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. Continue reading

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Memorial Day: Honoring Features Virtual Events

Memorial Day is widely recognized as the “unofficial” start of the summer season, in reality, it is a far more important and impactful holiday. Memorial Day is a federal holiday in the United States for honoring and mourning the military personnel who died while serving in the United States Armed Forces. The holiday is now observed on the last Monday of May, It became a holiday in 1971, but the practice of honoring fallen service members dates back to the Civil War. Originally known as Decoration Day, families and communities across the nation have long spent this day reflecting on the ultimate sacrifice so many of our citizens have made and finding unique ways to remember their service. Continue reading

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Navigating the Anger of Uncertainty

Fear of the unknown is an issue for everyone, and fear leads to anger. Fear is defined as strong emotions caused by anticipation or awareness of danger. While anger is described as a strong feeling of displeasure and usually of antagonism. One of the most obvious links between these two emotions is their inherent negativity. Currently, everyone feels uncertain because of the Covid-19 pandemic. However, uncertainty can manifest in other ways, too. Bad health news. A failing relationship. All these things can make you feel like the situation is out of control. Anger, uncertainty, stress, and frustration: These negative emotions can make it difficult to heal and can make the road to recovery that much more complex. Here are some tips. Continue reading

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6 Strategies to Cope with Coronavirus Anxiety

Even those who aren’t particularly prone to anxiety can start to feel stressed during quarantine. Perhaps you’re worried about your health and the health of your family members. Perhaps you’re worried about your recovery, will you stay clean and sober or will you get sober. Perhaps you’re worried about your income. Regardless, it’s best to manage your stress proactively. Well first of all we take everything in life as segments of “One Day at a Time or Just for Today”. Continue reading

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Eat Yourself Healthy

Nurture Your Recovery. Healthy eating impacts more than just your weight. In fact, healthy eating has little to do with weight at all. In many ways, it has to do with mood. If you’re currently in recovery, taking a look at your food can benefit you in multiple ways. The key is not to make it a chore but a delicious pleasure. Continue reading

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Positive Things That Will Emerge Due to Covid-19

No one wants to make light of the Covid-19 disaster. However, while Covid-19 has been devastating, there are some positives to look for in any situation. Covid-19 has brought people together in ways that they have rarely come together before, and fostered a very real sense of community. Here are some of the positive things that we can look forward to after Covid-19 is extinguished. Continue reading

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Tips for Marijuana Addiction Recovery

This has always been a controversial subject and regular users prefer using the word cannabis. Marijuana has a long history of legislation for and against its use. Fueled by mixed feelings and misinformation, confusion about the risks of marijuana addiction is still around today. In the past 5 years, marijuana addiction has significantly increased. While many people who use marijuana for recreational use will not encounter a problem with addiction, for around 10% of users, addiction will develop and cause significant problems. Addiction is more common among people who begin using marijuana when they are young and those who use the drug frequently.

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The Life with Hope book is a great source for marijuana addicts seeking recovery through the 12 step program. Find more MA books online at My 12 Step Store.

Withdrawal symptoms can include anxiety, loss of appetite, irritability, sleep disruptions, and cravings. During the detoxification process you may experience depression, headaches, and chills. If you were also drinking alcohol or using other drugs at the time you enter detox, your symptoms may be more pronounced.

It is possible to move beyond marijuana addiction and toward a more balanced and healthy life. The first step is breaking the cycle of drug use.

How to Stop Smoking Marijuana

Building and sustaining the motivation to quit is an important part of the process. Identify the reasons you want to change your behavior, and remind yourself of the gains.

Find healthy ways to deal with cravings. As with all addiction, redirecting your urges to healthier outlets is important. For some that may mean taking a walk, while others may find it helpful to listen to music or reach out for help and talk to a sponsor. Probably most importantly will be to find someone who is in MA recovery and ask them for meetings they go to star attending meetings.

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Celebrate various lengths of recovery time with these marijuana anonymous chips from My 12 Step Store. Browse our selections of books, chips, gifts, and more.

Work to manage your thoughts and feelings. Boosting your problem-solving skills is important, and will help you navigate current and future challenges.

Find balance in your life by reconnecting with friends or loved ones or returning to hobbies you once enjoyed. Self-care is also important as you move through addiction recovery.

Staying Sober for the Long Haul

Once you’ve moved through the initial stages of recovery it’s important to embrace new habits and integrate them into your daily life. Take time to identify positive outcomes that come with recovery, and focus on the benefits those outcomes bring.

It can also help to build a community with others who have gone through marijuana addiction and recovery. Having trusted friends to turn to with your thoughts and questions is a powerful part of recovery. If you are searching for resources on recovery and living sober, visit to discover some great books and other sobriety tools and celebrations.

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Excellent Stay at Home Self-Care Steps

Taking good care of yourself is essential, no matter where you are in your recovery journey. There are many different ways to perform self-care, but focused breathing and meditation are among popular and can be done from the comfort of home, and can be especially important at this time. Continue reading

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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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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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