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WeHo’s One-Stop Sobriety Shop Celebrates 15 years

My 12 Step Store during LA Pride (Photo Courtesy R.J. Holguin) You might think a store dedicated to sobriety would be out of place in the heart of West Hollywood’s party scene, but My 12 Step Store been there for … Continue reading

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Are Wealthy Professionals Most Likely to Drink?

There is no “one type” of alcoholic. In fact, the stereotype of an alcoholic is very unlikely to be true. Studies have shown that wealthy and successful professionals may be the most likely to drink. Addiction can run in very … Continue reading

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Seasonal Depression – Is it Real?

The short days, frigid weather and a lot of time spent cooped up indoors can lead people to feel down during winter. A lot of people experience the winter blues, but some may experience an extra, more intense drop in … Continue reading

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Having Sober Fun With the Guys

Everyday Life “Here’s the thing, I enjoy all the things that I thought would be boring in sobriety. I thought nightlife was the most fun thing that I could do. I’d go out and drink until three o’clock in the … Continue reading

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Relax, Rest and Celebrate Labor Day

Labor Day provides you with a chance to celebrate the end of the summer season. If you’re looking for ways to relax and enjoy this holiday, consider doing one or more of the following.

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September Celebrates National Recovery Month

September is National Recovery Month, which makes it an ideal time to evaluate how far you’ve come in your own journey toward addiction recovery. This year’s theme is Join the Voices for Recovery: Invest in Health, Home, Purpose and Community. … Continue reading

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Tips for Staying Sober in College

When you’re recovering from addiction, going to college can present certain challenges. Some college kids engage in drinking on a regular basis, but you can continue working toward sober living as a student. Keep the following tips in mind so … Continue reading

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My Sober Summer is Almost Over… What’s next?

Summer is almost over and that means that your resolve may soon be tested. Summer is one of the best times to get sober, as you’re often away from the environments that previously stressed you out. But when you go … Continue reading

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Reasons Why Addiction is a Disease NOT a Choice

It can often seem as though addiction is a choice that people make. After all, didn’t they choose to do the substance or behavior that they’re now addicted to? Aren’t they choosing to continue using? But this is a simple … Continue reading

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Can a Gambling Addict Ever Bet Responsibly?

A gambling addict, also known as a pathological gambler, compulsive gambler or gambling disorder—is an impulse-control disorder. If you’re a compulsive gambler, you can’t control the impulse to gamble, even when it has negative consequences for you or your loved … Continue reading

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