About 12 Step Lifestyle
12 Step Lifestyle was created to offer top quality products that celebrate recovery and promote a recovery lifestyle through inspiration, motivation, hope, and laughter.
My name is Michael U., and I'm the founder of 12 Step Lifestyle. My clean date is August 24th, 2004, which means I celebrated 14 years clean & sober this past August.
I actually began my journey in 1989, but just before my 5-year anniversary, I went 'back out'. It took me another 10 years to regain my footing and create a solid recovery foundation.
Along the way, I learned this essential truth: for someone with my 'condition', adopting a 12-step lifestyle is the only path forward.
I've also learned that this 'condition' manifests in many ways; for some, it is the obsession & compulsion to drink or drug. For others, it is the obsession & compulsion to gamble, over-eat, or engage in a host of other behaviors that turn destructive.
For me - and millions like me, maybe even you - the 'answer' was a recovery program based on the 12 Steps.
By following a twelve step program, I didn't just 'get my life back', I found a new way to live that is so much better than what I had before.
I am indebted to 'the Program'. I know my recovery is a gift from God; what I do with it is my 'gift' back to Him.
And so I try to live each day following His will for me as best as I understand it: celebrating recovery, being the best person I can be, and helping others to do the same.
I had thought long and hard before launching 12 Step Lifestyle...
My 'day job' is helping companies create & improve their businesses online, and I've been doing it for many years and have learned what it takes to be a successful online retailer - namely, quality products plus great customer service.
As someone in recovery living a 12 step lifestyle, I've purchased plenty of t-shirts and other unique recovery gifts.
Some of my purchases I had been happy with, some not so much.
My goal with this business is to offer inspirational, funny, and motivational recovery-related designs that I don't see elsewhere, on high-quality products, and combine it with excellent customer service.
Thanks for stopping by, and please feel free to drop us a line; let me know if there is something specific you'd like to see - of just say hello!