Drug Abuse
Labor Management/Sexual Harassment

 

100 TOOLS OF RECOVERY

 

1.               Stay away from the first drink/drug.

2.               Use the 24-hour plan.

3.               Remember that alcoholism/drug dependency is an incurable, progressive, fatal disease.

4.               Live and let live.

5.               Get active.

6.               Use the serenity prayer.

7.               Change old routines.

8.               Eat or drink something – usually sweet.

9.               Make use of “telephone therapy.”

10.         Find a sponsor.

11.         Get plenty of rest.

12.         Do first things first.

13.         Fend off loneliness.

14.         Watch out for anger and resentments.

15.         Be food to yourself.

16.         Look out for over-elation.

17.         Easy does it.

18.         Be grateful.

19.         Remember your last drunk / high.

20.         Avoid chemical mood changers.

21.         Eliminate self-pity.

22.         Seek professional help.

23.         Steer clear of emotional entanglements.

24.         Get out of the “if” trap. (What if… if only …)

25.         Be wary of drinking occasions.

26.         Let go of old ideas.

27.         Read the AA / NA message.

28.         Go to the AA / NA meetings.

29.         Try the twelve steps.

30.         Find your own way.

31.         Replace old habits with new, sober habits.

32.         Keep an open mind.

33.         Live in the now.

34.         Use your common sense.

35.         Avoid major decisions in early sobriety.

36.         Try not to test your willpower.

37.         Try to do a good mental housecleaning.

38.         Salute the daily progress you make.

39.         Cherish your recovery.

40.         Develop the habit of gratitude.

41.         Suspend judgment of yourself and others.

42.         Look at your whole drinking / drug taking record.

43.         Share your happiness.

44.         Avoid nostalgic sadness.

45.         Remember that addiction is cunning and baffling.

46.         Accept responsibility for your actions.

47.         Stay sober for yourself.

48.         Try not place conditions on your sobriety.

49.         Respect the anonymity of others.

50.         When all else fails, follow directions.

51.         Try to heal yourself by helping others.

52.         Share your experience, strength and hope.

53.         Find the courage to change yourself.

54.         Find the serenity to accept others.

55.         Try to turn your life and will over to a Higher Power.

56.         Be willing.

57.         Come with me to a meeting.

58.         Admit you are powerless over alcohol.

59.         Come to believe in a power greater than yourself.

60.         Take a searching and fearless moral inventory.

61.         Share your inventory with someone else.

62.         Make a list of those you have harmed.

63.         Make amends to them when possible.

64.         Continue to take a personal inventory.

65.         Promptly admit when you are wrong.

66.         Make regular use of prayer.

67.         Meditate.

68.         Seek God’s will for you, and the power to carry it out.

69.         Practice these principles in all your affairs.

70.         Laugh.

71.         Avoid getting too hungry.

72.         Listen.

73.         Share your plan.

74.         Choose positive thinking.

75.         Be available for service.

76.         Look for similarities rather than differences.

77.         Beware of phony pride.

78.         Try  replace guilt with gratitude.

79.         Avoid self-righteousness.

80.         Practice rigorous honesty.

81.         Keep it simple.

82.         Try to become a part of the world you have rejected.

83.         Watch out for complacency.

84.         Maintain a spiritual condition.

85.         Carry the message of AA / NA.

86.         Have faith.

87.         Count your blessings.

88.         Try not to dwell on the fault of others.

89.         Accept life as it comes.

90.         Admit and correct your errors today.

91.         Believe that you are not alone.

92.         Avoid using the truth to injure others.

93.         When you are shaky, work with other alcoholic.

94.         Avoid gossip.

95.         Work to eliminate self-deception.

96.         See adversity as an opportunity.

97.         Develop self-restraint.

98.         Don’t fear needed change.

99.         Let go and let God.

100.   Take a life a day, even a minute at a time.

 

 

Reference: The Folk Psychotherapy of AA

                   (Alibrandi, 1978, page 45)