Twenty seconds of Ecstasy isn't worth a lifetime of guilt

I thought about changing this saying to "…isn’t worth death, insanity, or permanent injury." When you start fantasizing about using, follow it through to its horrible end. Any perceived short term reward (is it really a reward?) is not worth the long term punishment. That punishment begins with feeling bad about ourselves, and we might try to erase that guilt with more drinking or drugs.




Remember we don't get rid of cravings by giving in to them and using. Using just makes us want to use more.