Enter the Duffy’s Recovery Photo Contest

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Each story of recovery is unique and beautiful. We want to experience what recovery looks like through your eyes, so we’re introducing the Duffy's recovery photo contest. If you’re in ... Read More →

How Selfishness Transformed to Selflessness in Sobriety

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“…to have a crisis and act upon it is one thing. To dwell in perpetual crisis is another.” –Barbara Grizzuti Harrison Being raised in an affluent area by parents who showed ... Read More →

How to Enjoy New Year’s Eve Without Sacrificing Your Sobriety

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If there’s ever a time that it’s “okay” to drink, it’s on New Year’s Eve. Society seems to conspire around us to make that very ... Read More →

Merry Christmas from Duffy’s Napa Valley

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May the miracle of recovery be real to you this Christmas, and may God bless you as you surround yourself with your family, your A.A. family and your Duff’y family. Wishing you ... Read More →

5 Tips for a Sober Christmas Season

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Maintaining sobriety through the holidays can be a challenge, especially early in sobriety.  I know an “old timer” that says, “Going to a holiday gathering this time of the year in ... Read More →

Tricks of the Trade: How Trading Addictions Impacts Sobriety

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Some years ago I owned a restaurant. My produce supplier and I became fast friends, hitting it off right away.   Sometimes on weekends, his wife would sometimes accompany him on deliveries.  They both ... Read More →

Gratitude Week: Tradition 5 and a Chance to Help Others

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"What then could be more appropriate than to set aside Thanksgiving week for discussion of the practical and spiritual values to be discovered in our Traditions?” –Bill W. November is Gratitude Month, a ... Read More →

10 Best Apps for Recovery

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In the last few decades, technology has changed the way we do almost everything, even the way we maintain our sobriety. From having the Big Book right on your phone to a down to the ... Read More →

Do I Have to Believe in God to Recover from Addiction?

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The short answer to this question is it depends—it depends on your response to questions like: How do you define God? What does it really mean to believe in something? Do you have ... Read More →

5 Books Every Addict’s Family Should Read

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Making it through a loved one's addiction can be very challenging. Exploring the stories and opinions of others can help and encourage you through this period of your life. Below you will find a ... Read More →