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Spring into a 4th Step Inventory

As you begin your journey into your new life, you’ll take certain steps to build a new reality.  As part of the 12 Step Process, you will reach step Four in the Alcoholics Anonymous Twelve Step Program. This step requires you … Continue reading

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3 Things to Share with Your Sponsor

Recovery is a journey, but it’s not something you need to do alone. When getting sober, it’s important to have a sponsor who you trust. These individuals typically have many years of experience in sobriety and look to help others reach … 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 … Continue reading

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Tips for a Searching and Fearless 4th Step Inventory

During the 4th step of your 12 step program, you’ll be asked to create a “searching and fearless” moral inventory. This is a challenging step for some, but the harder a step is, the more rewarding it is as well. there … Continue reading

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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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