“Changing old routines that are associated with our addiction is an important tool for staying sober.” Tools of Recovery, page 13 I…
We may say a prayer to call upon our Higher Power for help, or we may reach out to another addict. Calling someone on the phone, even if no one is there to answer the call, is a powerful act of surrender….
Slippery behaviors are things we do that expose us to triggers. They may not be sexual themselves, but they put us at risk to act out.
In particularly challenging moments, committing to our sobriety for just an hour at a time is what we may need to do in order not to give in to our impulses….
The Outer Circle May-Jun 2020
Navigating Online Meetings: Using the internet to combat isolation during the COVID-19 crisis…
This is a tool used for dealing with visual stimulation or addictive fantasy. As we go through life, we are not in control of what thoughts pop into our minds. …
When upcoming events seem particularly triggering, it is helpful to arrange in advance to contact someone in SAA, both before and after. Occasions that we might want to book-end include: family visits, parties, business obligations, dates, or travel. …
Changing Old Routines
Most of our compulsive behaviors are intricately woven into the fabric of our lives. Certain times of day or specific locations, people, and activities are part of our acting-out patterns. Changing old routines that are associated with our addiction is an important tool for staying sober….