Tag Archives: Addiction Recovery

Holiday Gift Guide 2016

The biggest gift giving season of the year has arrived…the holidays are here! And we want to share the best recovery gift ideas and be a big help, by giving you a big holiday KISS — “Keep It Simple Santa.” Here are some of the … Continue reading

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Make a Difference this October and Celebrate Your Recovery

Across the country, there is one special day in October where people of all shapes, sizes, races, and nationalities come together: National Make a Difference Day, which is always celebrated the fourth Sunday in October. Recovering from an addiction can … 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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5 Secrets to Find Serenity

The Serenity Prayer can be an important aspect of your recovery as it exemplifies the principles you need to incorporate into your life to find peace and tranquility. It’s not a magical prayer and it won’t change your life on … Continue reading

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Learn to Give it to God and Let Go

The underlying principle of any recovery program is the recognition that sometimes we need help to get to where we want to be in life. That help from other people, the support and the community they provide, can be the … Continue reading

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Spring Cleaning: Making a Fourth Step Inventory

As the weather warms and new life awakens around us, many people turn their focus to renewal, both in their homes, their jobs and their personal lives. For those who are struggling with addiction, spring is an excellent time to … 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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Recovery is Not a Destination, It’s a Life Journey

If you struggle with addiction of any sort, it is important that you think of recovery as a process rather than a destination. You can’t “make it” to the end of addiction recovery. It is a lifelong journey one day … 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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What is the 13th Step and Why is it Bad?

Those who are familiar with the 12-step program know that a 13th step exists. The 13th step is not an official component of the AA program. Rather, it is a term that refers to an individual who has been sober … Continue reading

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