Think It Through

“Interrupt the acting out” by developing and memorizing a set of strategies to help avoid acting out (back to a well-written recovery plan).

Postpone the slip, reminding ourselves we can have it later but we’ll talk to someone first.

Our feelings are real, but often very short-lived. Ask, “will I really get what I want if I go through with this?”

Don’t dwell on how exciting it’s going to be, but remind ourselve of the misery that inevitably has to follow.

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