We as addicts run into trials to our sobriety at varying rates. The tools that we can use to help us through those trials work only if we use them.
Not every tool works for every one in recovery. Each person in recovery learns which tools work, in different situations, for themselves.
The following is a incomplete list of Tools for Recovery:
- Abstinence (partial or total):
- Anonymity and Confidentiality
- Carry Recovery with You
- Clean House
- Conferences, conventions, retreats, and workshops
- Deep breathing
- Get out of Dodge
- Live in the moment
- People, Places and Things
- Physical Activity
- Prayer and Meditation
- Professional Help
- Recovery Partners
- Recovery Plan
- S.A.F.E. Formula
- Start a Meeting
- Support Network
- Take the First Step
- The Three or Five second rule and letting it go
- Think It Through
- Top Lines
- Twelve Steps
As was stated above this is an incomplete list and not all of the things listed will work for every person. By attending meetings you may learn of other tools that Members use themselves and what may work for you.
It is also important to remember that any one can slip. Even members that have been in recovery for many seasons. Do not view slips as failure but as a chance to learn and grow stronger in recovery.