Why We Celebrate Recovery Time With Chips and Medallions

sobriety gift ideas

Everyone knows that chips are often used as a way to track the progress of your sobriety. But why is that? It could be anything: trophies, medals, or nothing at all. Chips have been used to track sobriety for a long time. Here’s what you should know.  Continue reading

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Facing Trauma That Has Led to Your Addiction

We all know that addiction doesn’t occur in a vacuum. Addiction is often a combination of things, including your genetic propensity, environment, health, and traumatic experiences. Often, properly dealing with your addictive tendencies requires that you address trauma instead. Continue reading

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Celebrating National Recovery Month

It’s National Recovery Month, and it’s time to celebrate your freedom from addiction! September is National Recovery Month, which is sponsored by the SAMHSA. During this time, you can celebrate your own personal achievements, while also helping to educate others on addiction and recovery. Continue reading

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Women’s Equality Day

Get ready to celebrate Women’s Equality Day on August 26th. Women’s Equality Day is created in remembrance of the day that women finally received the right to vote, as well as a broader celebration of the acts that women have taken to be treated as equals.  Continue reading

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Celebrating National Read a Book Day with Celebrity Authors

My 12 Step Store opens its new and expanded Recovery Super Store and celebrates National Recovery Month with a book launch meet-and-greet with two celebrity authors on September 6th (National Read a Book Day). The authors will be reading, signing books—and showing what a filter-free sober life looks like. Continue reading

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Building Your Recovery Toolbox

What do you do when you start an extensive project? You first make sure you have the tools you need. Recovery is no different. When approaching your sobriety, it’s important that you know that you have the resources to help. Here’s how you can start building your recovery toolbox. Continue reading

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My 12 Step Store’s First Grand Opening OPEN HOUSE

Sunday, August 18th, 2019

The all-day event 9a-6p will take place during CicLAvia—Meet the Hollywood’s

West Hollywood, Hollywood, and East Hollywood will be turned into public recreational space for the day. From the Hollywood Walk of Fame to West Hollywood’s rainbow crosswalk, we invite you to come along for the ride as we walk, bike, roll, and stroll through some of LA’s most iconic streets and visit our new store at MY 12 STEP STORE  8730 Santa Monica Blvd West Hollywood 90069!

Recovery gift and bookstore, MY 12 STEP STORE WEHO, has moved to its NEW location. The store that specializes in 12-step literature, recovery medallions, jewelry and sober apparel moved next door to a larger space, located in the same lot. The new retail space will provide the store with much more space to showcase its gift and medallion collections. It will feature thousands of medallions from Crystalized bling to tri-plate colors. A “chip island” which offers over 50,000 meeting chips in various styles and colors including its own signature collection of the plastic poker chip style.

My 12 Step Store, Founder and Director of Outreach, RJ Holguin,  “The new location has almost three times the amount of square footage, which will allow us to showcase our product line much better, increase our jewelry collection, along with additional meditational gifts that the community will enjoy.”

“We’re excited, but at the same time, from a business perspective, we recognize that most stores are downsizing or closing in West Hollywood, as well as around the country” he said. “We outgrew our space about two years ago. We’ve actively looked for a new space and considered moving to a different location. It was a god shot that the place next door became available to us. We decided to expand because a store like ours is necessary in this city where a lot of the focus and energy tends to go towards alcohol and cannabis consumption. There is supply and demand for the recovery items that we offer and hopefully the community will continue to support us and help us keep our doors open.”

My 12 Step Store WeHo first opened in Hollywood on September 2003. The opening coincided with National Recovery month. The store moved to the city of West Hollywood on January 2006. The new location was in construction over the summer and has now opened in time for a series of events along with September’s National Recovery Month, celebrating the store’s 16th anniversary of servicing the community.

For more information on our gift collections, check out My 12 Step Store.

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First Sober Sex

First Sober Sex

Sober sex can be intimidating. There are many people who have never had unaltered sex, and you might be one of them. Part of recovery is exploring sex and relationships while sober, at your own pace, and when makes sense for you. Continue reading

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How to Answer Your Families Questions About Your Addiction

How to Answer Your Families Questions About Your Addiction

There’s a reason why many addiction centers offer family counseling. Your family has been impacted by your addiction as well, and repairing those relationships may be a part of your recovery process. As you get sober, there are some questions you may need to answer. Continue reading

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Finding Work After Recovery

Finding Work After Recovery

Finding work after recovery can be very difficult. But don’t worry: it’s possible. Work after recovery is complex especially if you have a criminal record. You may need to work with your rehab support system, but once you do start finding work, it will become easier.  Continue reading

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