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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, … 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 … 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 … Continue reading

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5 Ways To Create Meaning in Your Life

On social media, it sure seems like everyone has it all together, doesn’t it? Most of them only take pictures at the few perfect times they can grab. It really isn’t that way, so don’t get to thinking their life … Continue reading

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How To Celebrate Mother’s Day All Year

A mother is a precious thing. She plays many, many roles for her family in her lifetime. On Mother’s Day, we honor our mothers for all they have done for us and all the love they have shown us. We … Continue reading

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Higher Power vs. God – Is There Really a Difference?

Turning our wills over to “God as we understand Him.”  That’s a common theme in 12-step recovery. The term “higher power” is also used within step-based addiction treatment literature. This accounts for the endless experiences of faith backgrounds that we … Continue reading

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Navigating Relationships and Breakups During Recovery

Even if you and your significant other are still together, it might be time to find experience, strength and hope outside your primary romantic relationship. This will prepare you in the worst-case scenario when becoming sober in case it doesn’t … Continue reading

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Why a Journal is Helpful During Recovery

A journal is used as a coping method for expressing your stressors in a healthy manner, and for those in recovery, journaling may help to keep your temptations at bay and maintain your mental health. Journaling is one of the … Continue reading

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Happy Joyous and Free

—Phillip Aleman, Los Angeles CA In 1935, two men met to talk about their drinking and gave birth to a wonderful program. That Fateful day 80 years ago in Akron, Ohio, AA co-founder, Bill W., could have gone into a … Continue reading

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WeHo’s One-Stop Sobriety Shop Celebrates 15 years

My 12 Step Store during LA Pride (Photo Courtesy R.J. Holguin) You might think a store dedicated to sobriety would be out of place in the heart of West Hollywood’s party scene, but My 12 Step Store been there for … Continue reading

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