Don't pick up the first drink.

For alcoholics/addicts, picking up the first drink/drug eventually leads to out of control behavior which hurts ourselves and others. We addicts injure, traumatize, and abuse others as much as we hurt ourselves when we use. We emotionally, intellectually, and physically harm our children, spouses, parents, friends, neighbors, and ourselves. The lying, isolating, and manipulating all start with the first drink or drug. 


Today, I resolve not to pick up the first drink , drug or act out in slavery to any addiction because I do not want to abuse myself or others. I do not want to hurt anyone, especially those I love. Today, if I am tempted, I will tell myself I do not want to be abusive.