My Sober Valentine

A holiday situated around fine dining and wine can be difficult to manage in sobriety, but with the help of your loved ones, you should be able to manage. Here are some unique challenges that Valentine’s Day presents and how to continue on your recovery path. Continue reading

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Sober SoBar Lounge is Coming to the City of West Hollywood

By: News Desk

February 7, 2020

Specialty recovery gift and bookstore, My 12 Step Store, joins next door neighbor, Locali eatery, to create SoBar Lounge, a mixture of late night shopping, music, food, desserts, coffee, and sophisticated mocktails, launching on Valentines Day, Friday, February 14, from 8pm to 12am. Continue reading

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When is the Best Time to Start Dating in Recovery?

Relationships can be challenging enough for anyone, but there may be some additional concerns if you are making the most out of sober living. The Alcoholics Anonymous Big Book really doesn’t say when you can start dating  Many treatment programs discourage their members from pursuing romantic or sexual relationships in the first year of their recovery. However, there’s no set rule, and these tips can help you decide if the time is right to go out on that first date. Continue reading

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My 12 Step Store Donates Two Checks for $2020 to the Van Ness Recovery House

By WEHO TIMES

News Desk

January 21, 2020

My 12 Step Store, the recovery gift and book store in West Hollywood, kicked off 2020 with the presentation of two checks in the amount of $2,020.00 for a total donation of $4,040.00 to benefit the Van Ness Recovery House (VNRH). Continue reading

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Tips for Finding a Job After Rehab

Searching for employment is a stressful situation for anyone and may be even more stressful for those who are returning to work after being in rehab. However, finding and maintaining a job is an important part of sobriety. Continue reading

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Recovery Life and the Roaring 2020’s

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ALLOWING MYSELF TO BE HAPPY

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Celebrating a Dream: Emphasizing MLK

Celebrating life and service is a valued component of a happy existence, and to do this effectively one must be true to their personal beliefs. Such can be said about the magnificent and historical journey of Dr. Martin Luther King, whom is commonly known as MLK. As we celebrate his dream in reverence, here are some ways to honor this beloved icon. Continue reading

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What Causes a Hangover?

Your mouth is dry, your head is pounding, and the nausea has stopped you in your tracks. Although these symptoms may present themselves as the worst flu bug you’ve ever had, in most situations, if you had a few too many cocktails last night, you’re probably just experiencing a hangover. Continue reading

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2020 Resolutions into Action

Every year, people set resolutions but don’t end up following them. Whether it’s to go to additional meetings or it’s to go to the gym, your personal goals are important to you. Don’t let life get in the way: Make sure you’re following your goals. Continue reading

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Making a New Year’s Resolution Plan for Success

The new year is right around the corner, and people everywhere will be making resolutions for changes they want to make in their lives or things they want to accomplish in 2020. While not everyone makes resolutions, and of those that do, many don’t keep them, they can be remarkably effective if you plan things right. Follow these tips to develop your New Year’s resolutions and help them stick.  Continue reading

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