THINGS TO REMEMBER:
is your responsibility -
not your family, friends, employer, co-workers, etc....
a program, follow it and be patient.
Avoid people, places
and things associated with
drinking and drugging.
some emotional & physical ups and downs.
You are adjusting to
a new life without chemicals.
good to yourself. You are worth it.
Expect to be tired.
It is OK to be tired
Don't try to make up
for lost time with extra effort.
are no excuses for not working your program.
Don't expect special
favors or time off
so you can work your program.
unnecessary confrontation and leave anger to others.
Expect some - people
especially former buddies - to avoid you.
They may lack understanding
or you may be triggering
a personal concern or problem.
major changes in employment,
relationships and living arrangements.
changes can cause stress.
Don't start preaching
Don't feel you have
to explain everything to everybody.
honest but remember you have the option
and only when you are comfortable.
about drinking and drugging
do not require lengthy explanations.
Just say no when invited
your program, pick up the phone
before a drink or drug, and say the Serenity Prayer.
You can't get high
if you don't take the first drink or drug.
Think before you speak or act.
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