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My Sober Summer is Almost Over… What’s next?

Summer is almost over and that means that your resolve may soon be tested. Summer is one of the best times to get sober, as you’re often away from the environments that previously stressed you out. But when you go … Continue reading

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Reasons Why Addiction is a Disease NOT a Choice

It can often seem as though addiction is a choice that people make. After all, didn’t they choose to do the substance or behavior that they’re now addicted to? Aren’t they choosing to continue using? But this is a simple … Continue reading

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Can a Gambling Addict Ever Bet Responsibly?

A gambling addict, also known as a pathological gambler, compulsive gambler or gambling disorder—is an impulse-control disorder. If you’re a compulsive gambler, you can’t control the impulse to gamble, even when it has negative consequences for you or your loved … Continue reading

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“Say the Second Thing” Book Signing Event

Say the Second Thing By Johnny W. Allem BOOK SIGNING EVENT Wednesday, July 25, 4:00 – 7p 8730 Santa Monica Blvd, B – West Hollywood, 90069 310 623 1702 “Say the Second Thing” furnishes proven, realistic and thoughtful “tools” to … Continue reading

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How Do We Talk to Our Kids About Drugs and Alcohol?

These days, young children are exposed to conflicting messages about drugs and alcohol from an early age. In some cases, drugs and alcohol are glorified as being fun and exciting, while at other times, they are condemned for being unhealthy and … Continue reading

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How to Find a Good, Affordable Rehab Program

Making the decision to enter rehab to battle your addiction is an incredible milestone in of itself, so congratulations are in order for choosing to embrace sobriety and a new to live. However, many rehab facilities are incredibly expensive, making … Continue reading

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My 12 Step Store Hosts Book Signing in West Hollywood

We are pleased to have you join us for our first book singing of the summer. Our half indoor, half outdoor book signing is a lovely way to start the summer right with joyful recovery.

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Is Your Recovery Ready for Summer?

It’s time to enjoy some fun in the sun! That means plenty of outdoor picnics and pool parties. While this all sounds like innocent fun (and it should be), the fact is that summertime get-togethers can often test your recovery. … Continue reading

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Helping Others and Being of Service

When you are in recovery from addiction, giving back in your community and helping others can be great for your healing process. Practical experience has shown that nothing will so much insure success with addiction as intensive work with other … Continue reading

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Tips 2 Think Positive

When you are in recovery, you take things one day at a time. When you wake up, you must think that today is going to be a good day. But in addition to just thinking it, there are steps and … Continue reading

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