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If your brain says go east, go west.

Our thinking and our will can get us in trouble. Don't listen to your first thought....


Don't pick up the FIRST drink

It's the FIRST drink or drug that gets you wasted, not the third or the 6th or the...


My disease speaks to me in a language I can understand

Listen to what you are thinking. Is that your addict voice or is that your recovery...


Turn up a stereo to full volume then unplug it; in 20 years if you plug it in again, the stereo will blast. That is what addiction is like

Just because you are not drinking does not mean your addiction is not getting worse....


Sitting on the fence kills my ass

Nothing is more painful than chronic relapsing. Living on the fence with one leg...


You can't change a pickle back to a cucumber

Once you can't safely pick up the first drink, drug, cigarette, etc., you can't ever...


Compare yours to something worse

My friend was constantly complaining because he was in Florida and there were a string...


You don't really need that to be happy

Some things you can’t have. Since you can't get them, don't worry about them. What...


We stay sober, I get drunk

The first word of the first step is "We," not "I." The first tradition of 12 step...


We make our own bologna sandwiches

"A man may perform astonishing feats and comprehend a vast amount of knowledge, and...