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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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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