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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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What We Love About My 12 Step Store (And You Should Too)

In honor of National Recovery Month, we thought it worth noting all the people, places and things that have helped us in our recovery. Whether it’s a dog, a sponsor, the thousands of meetings we have to choose from or … Continue reading

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The Newly Sober Pink Cloud: What You Need to Know

Today you are sober. And today, your journey in sober living seems like a very good thing. For many individuals who are newly sober, it’s possible to just float on that so-called pink cloud. Life seems very good; everything is … Continue reading

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Is There a Difference Between Being Clean and Being Sober?

Individuals who are struggling with addiction often wonder whether there is a distinction between being “clean” and being “sober.” In the most basic sense, both things are essential to attaining and maintaining sobriety, but there are some key differences that … Continue reading

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Change How Your Addiction Ends

Addiction is a complex topic and one that has been the center of many social science research projects and studies around the world. In many cases, individuals who struggle with addiction spend an inordinate amount of time delving into the … Continue reading

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Relapse: When You Think You Have Reached a Goal Line

Anyone who is battling the temptation of alcohol or drugs must understand that his or her road to recovery has no goal line. There is no end point to sobriety. For many addicts, the struggle to abstain from their vices … Continue reading

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Fat Burners: Can I Take Them in Recovery?

When you are dealing with addiction, it’s important to make the most of your time in recovery. The last thing you want to do is cause a relapse inadvertently. Something that could easily trip you up is fat burners and … Continue reading

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Feeling Overwhelmed? Find Ways to Relax and Keep Motivated

It’s easy to feel overwhelmed while in recovery. When you are overcoming addiction, it’s important to take it easy and make a conscious decision to manage your stress, and there are many things that you can do. Just Relax Relaxing … Continue reading

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Why do the Holidays Make Me Feel Lonely?

The holidays can feel like an awfully lonely time for those who are in recovery. You might be surrounded by loved ones; friends and co-workers at all sorts of social events but still feel a sense of loneliness. Part of … Continue reading

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