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What Is a Recovery Coach?

You’re entering into recovery. But you don’t need to do it alone. If you’re trying to get into sober living, you may want the help of a recovery coach. A recovery coach is a little more than a sponsor: they’re … Continue reading

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What Is Secondhand Drinking and How to Prevent It

You’ve undoubtedly heard about second hand smoking, but what about second hand drinking? Second hand drinking is a rather advanced concept, but when understood, it makes absolute sense. 

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How to Identify Signs of an Eating Disorder

An eating disorder can develop among people of any gender, age and social background, but they are most common among those in early childhood and adolescence.

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Emotional Drinking vs. Alcoholism

Is there a difference between an emotional drinker and an alcoholic? Both are very similar, but one tends to lead into the other. Here’s what you need to know.

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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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