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Cravings, anxiety, anger... all are temporary. Most of these uncomfortable states last only an hour or two. We can use this slogan to remind ourselves that things change. We no longer feel the need to immediately seek relief in a drink or drug. We can be patient. Chances are that if we take a walk, go to a meeting, or call a supportive friend, our feelings will change or the cravings will pass.

Our psychiatric symptoms may flare up from time to time and this slogan is a useful reminder that can help us keep our recovery on track through those times. It might not feel like it while we are having strong symptoms but those symptoms are in reality only temporary. We felt better before them and we will feel better again after them-- so, this too shall pass. 

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Preventing Relapse Main Page
A few common tools that sustain recovery and help in times of crisis are:
Journaling our progress in recovery
Meetings, attending DRA and other 12 Step support meetings
The telephone, reaching out
Prayer and meditation  seeking guidance

Reading recovery books and literature

A plan of action, a written list of things to do when sudden cravings strike or symptoms increase
  Additional forms and lists that can help us to build a personal relapse prevention plan
Relaxation techniques
Service work, helping others
The Steps, the basis of our recovery
Talking to sponsors, caring advisors, and recovering friends
Recovery slogans
First Things First  
This Too Shall Pass  
One Day At A Time  
Easy Does It  
H.A.L.T.  
Keep It Simple  
Live And Let Live  
The Serenity Prayer
Today I will do one thing
More Slogans 
 

   

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