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Your Recovery Checklist



“I will be using this great checklist I found from addictionandrecovery.org to inspire the rest of this weeks post. Checkout how far you’ve gotten in your recovery and how much further you can take it down the road.” -Shanti, Robyn

A list of important goals for the first year of your recovery. Use it as a reminder and to help you stay on track in the days and months ahead.

­čö╣Accept that you have an addiction
­čö╣Practice honesty in your life
­čö╣Learn to avoid high-risk situations
­čö╣Ask for help
­čö╣Practice calling friends before you have cravings
­čö╣Become actively involved in self-help recovery groups
­čö╣Go to discussion meetings and begin to share
­čö╣Get a sponsor and do step work
­čö╣Get rid of using friends
­čö╣Make time for you and your recovery
­čö╣Celebrate your small victories.
­čö╣Recovery is about progress not perfection.
­čö╣Practice saying no
­čö╣Take better care of yourself
­čö╣Develop healthy eating and sleeping habits
­čö╣Learn to relax and let go of stress
­čö╣Discover how to have fun clean and sober
­čö╣Make new recovery friends and bring them into your life.
­čö╣ÔÇťPlay the tape forwardÔÇŁ to deal with cravings
­čö╣Find ways to distract yourself when you have cravings
­čö╣Deal with post-acute withdrawal symptoms
­čö╣Develop a strategy for social settings where drinking is involved
­čö╣Thank the supportive people in your life.
­čö╣Develop tolerance and compassion for yourself and others
­čö╣Say goodbye to your addiction
­čö╣See yourself as a non-user