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Recovery is a day-by-day process. If we set realistic goals we can meet them. Goals like staying clean and sober. "For this 24 hour period I will not drink or use street drugs. I will do the best I can today and I'll deal with tomorrow when it gets here."

In dual recovery it helps when we forgive ourselves and let go of yesterday. Tomorrow isn't here yet. What we can change and be responsible for is the present. We can focus our energies on making the best of  today.

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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
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