Things To Know if You’re Pregnant During Recovery

Pregnancy is a beautiful thing and it can be a completely transformative time for all involved. That being said, it can also be a turning point for those struggling with addiction and recovery. Though you might be dealing with addiction, pregnancy during recovery can still be a beautiful experience that helps you get to that better life. Continue reading

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The Devastating Addiction of Opioids

Opioids like Hydrocodone, Oxycodone, Codeine or Roxicodone to name few are some of the most addictive drugs in the world, and the trouble is that you can get them prescribed to you at the doctor’s office. Though these pills are meant to help with pain, oftentimes, using them to treat pain can become an addiction. Opioid addiction affects more than just the addict and can destroy lives, families, and relationships all the way around.

Painkillers, Heroin, and the Road to Sanity – My 12 Step Store

Recovery from prescription painkiller or heroin addiction can feel impossible, especially considering that those who have gone through typical 28-day treatment programs often experience relapses and, sometimes, fatal overdoses.



When Painkillers Become Dangerous | Drew Pinsky

If you are concerned about a loved one’s use of pain medications, you need to read this book, When Painkillers Become Dangerous! Whether prescribed by a physician as OxyContin or purchased on the street as “hillbilly heroin,” painkilling drugs are extremely effective in eliminating physical, emotional, and psychological distress.



Addict in the House Book by Robin Barnett | My 12 Step Store

“This is a straightforward, rich resource for anyone who lives with, and loves, an addict.” —Publishers Weekly Everyone suffers when there’s an addict in the family.

What To Do if You Are Struggling With Opioid Addiction

The first step to solving any problem is to admit that there is one. This means that you must face the fact that you are struggling with addiction and accept that you need help. Family is often a huge part of this step of recovery, and if they are truly invested in your getting better, they will remain a large part of your recovery from start to finish.

Admitting that there is a problem is the best way to get started on the road to recovery and the road to true and total healing. One of the best means of beating addiction and truly starting recovery is to find a program that works for you. Though there are thousands of programs out there, there are only so many that are going to fit your needs and the structure that you need to succeed.

Quitting Heroin Workbook | Heroin Recovery | My 12 Step Store

Order this Quitting Heroin workbook from My 12 Step Store. It will help you identify things related to your heroin use and recognize healthy alternatives.



Addiction | AA 12 Step Book | My 12 Step Store

If you’re thinking about quitting alcohol or drugs, this comprehensive workbook can help you get on track and reach your goals. The Addiction Workbook starts you on your journey by explaining the facts about addiction.

Successful programs not only include help for the addiction but support from start to finish and support beyond. Taking time to find a center or a program that fits your needs, your goals and what you are going to be able to do can truly help you set realistic goals and get the help that you need.

“Recovery: Freedom From Our Addictions” by Russell Brand

A guide to all kinds of addiction from a star who has struggled with heroin, alcohol, sex, fame, food and eBay, that will help addicts and their loved ones make the first steps into recovery “This manual for self-realization comes not from a mountain but from the mud…My qualification is not that I am better than you but I am worse.” &mdashRussell Brand With a rare mix of honesty, humor …

Recovery is not something that can be done in a day. With a 12-step program, you can celebrate your victories, get help pushing past any barriers that may be holding you back, and find true recovery. Addiction to opioids does not have to be the end of your life. It does not have to be the end of your family. With help that works and a program that is tailored to you, you can come out better and can live a happy and healthy life free of drug addiction and free of the pain that addiction causes.

My Fair Junkie

In the tradition of Blackout and Permanent Midnight, a darkly funny and revealing debut memoir of one woman’s twenty-year battle with sex, drugs, and alcohol addiction, and what happens when she finally emerges on the other side.



Christopher Kennedy Lawford | Moments Of Clarity Book

Christopher Kennedy Lawford’s New York Times bestselling memoir, Symptoms of Withdrawal, offered readers a startling, first-hand look at his own addictions to drugs and alcohol, prompting People magazine to write, “Few have written so well about the joy of drugs, and few are as unsparing about their drug-driven selfishness.”

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Why Starting Your Day With Gratitude Is Worth It

Gratitude is something that we could all do with a bit more of. Starting each day by stating what we are grateful for can help change the entire mood of your day and can help you feel better and be more productive overall. A well-known belief is Gratitude changes everything.
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How Much TV Is Too Much?

Everyone loves to engage in watching their favorite television shows. People love to see what their favorite characters are doing and how the ongoing story is progressing. Binge-watching has become very popular for types of shows. Kids even pass a lot of time watching TV and videos on their tablets, computers, and smartphones. But too much of a good thing can be harmful. So, it is recommended that to keep your kids healthy, it is acceptable to limit their TV time.  Continue reading

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Fun Ideas for Fellowship After a Meeting

Once you have committed yourself to recovery, you might start to feel a void. You also might experience boredom occasionally. Perhaps you miss the socialization of partying but know that returning to that life is not the healthiest decision. Otherwise, you perhaps are a quiet type who maybe was in a longtime relationship that ended but are not ready to date again.  Continue reading

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How Important Is Sleep During Your Recovery Journey?

Few things in life are more important than getting the sleep you need. It helps provide mental and emotional stability and increases your ability to handle stress throughout the day. Now, it’s time to learn how important sleep is during your recovery journey, which starts with what to expect if experiencing withdrawal symptoms when you stop. Continue reading

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Going Back To in-Person Meetings

The past year was tough on everyone. In-person meetings stopped, and people were asked to limit getting together because of a quickly spread virus. But those times for the most are in the past, and it is time to get back together. But getting back into 12-step meetings must be done safely, so fears and concerns are covered. If things are not handled correctly, the outcome can have a negative impact on the recovery of every person in the 12-step meetings. Continue reading

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Great Tips for a Sober 4th of July

Few things herald the arrival of summer quite like the 4th of July. This year, make sure your celebration aligns with your health and wellness goals. There are plenty of ways to celebrate Independence Day free from alcohol, and having a plan is the best way to ensure a happy and healthy 4th. These tips from the team at My 12 Step Store are a great place to start.  Continue reading

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WEHO Pride 2021 Event

Hi VNRH and friends.

2021 Pride events are taking place all month some in-person some virtual. (weho pride link below gives more detail) Continue reading

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Ways To Stay Active This Summer

Summer is a great time to get outdoors and stay active, and for people in recovery, that fresh air and exercise can go a long way toward supporting long-term sobriety. Having a plan helps ensure you take action. Here are some tips on how to make the most of the warmth of summer and boost your overall health and wellness in the process.   Continue reading

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