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Why We Celebrate Recovery Time With Chips and Medallions

Everyone knows that chips are often used as a way to track the progress of your sobriety. But why is that? It could be anything: trophies, medals, or nothing at all. Chips have been used to track sobriety for a … Continue reading

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Facing Trauma That Has Led to Your Addiction

We all know that addiction doesn’t occur in a vacuum. Addiction is often a combination of things, including your genetic propensity, environment, health, and traumatic experiences. Often, properly dealing with your addictive tendencies requires that you address trauma instead.

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Celebrating National Recovery Month

It’s National Recovery Month, and it’s time to celebrate your freedom from addiction! September is National Recovery Month, which is sponsored by the SAMHSA. During this time, you can celebrate your own personal achievements, while also helping to educate others … Continue reading

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Celebrating National Read a Book Day with Celebrity Authors

My 12 Step Store opens its new and expanded Recovery Super Store and celebrates National Recovery Month with a book launch meet-and-greet with two celebrity authors on September 6th (National Read a Book Day). The authors will be reading, signing … Continue reading

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Building Your Recovery Toolbox

What do you do when you start an extensive project? You first make sure you have the tools you need. Recovery is no different. When approaching your sobriety, it’s important that you know that you have the resources to help. … Continue reading

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First Sober Sex

Sober sex can be intimidating. There are many people who have never had unaltered sex, and you might be one of them. Part of recovery is exploring sex and relationships while sober, at your own pace, and when makes sense … Continue reading

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How to Answer Your Families Questions About Your Addiction

There’s a reason why many addiction centers offer family counseling. Your family has been impacted by your addiction as well, and repairing those relationships may be a part of your recovery process. As you get sober, there are some questions … Continue reading

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Finding Work After Recovery

Finding work after recovery can be very difficult. But don’t worry: it’s possible. Work after recovery is complex especially if you have a criminal record. You may need to work with your rehab support system, but once you do start … Continue reading

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What is CBD? Is it Safe to Use During Recovery?

CBD has become a popular over-the-counter treatment for many ailments, from anxiety to inflammation. It’s still being studied for its medical uses, but it’s available in many areas. But whether it’s truly safe for recovery is a slightly more complicated … Continue reading

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6 Popular Songs About Addiction & Recovery

Learning to live a new life after addiction and recovery can be challenging, but it doesn’t need to be bleak or depressing. By immersing yourself in positive experiences and focusing on everything you have to gain from sobriety and being … Continue reading

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