Recovery Slogans

• Abstinence is a Journey, not a Destination.
• If God seems farther away, who moved?
• Identify - don't Compare.
• Practice an Attitude of Gratitude!
• Bloom where you are planted.
• Change is a process, not an event.
• Backsliding begins when knee-bending stops.
• The First Step in overcoming mistakes is to ADMIT THEM!
• Formula for Failure: Try to please everyone.
• We're responsible for the effort not the outcome.
• In NA, we don't carry the addict, we carry the message.
• Don’t curse the darkness; Light a candle.
• I'm perfectly imperfect.
• Live and let live.
• There’s a blessing of a lesson in every problem.
• The greatest of all faults is to tell yourself that you have none.
• Be as passionate about the program as you were about the drugs.
• Recovery is a lifestyle, not a turnstile.
• The program steps and tools are suggested; we also suggest that you don’t jump from an airplane without a
parachute.
• Keep coming back, it works if you work it and work it ‘cause you’re worth it.
• Circumstances do not MAKE us who we are, they REVEAL to us who we are.
• Too blessed to be stressed!
• Don't quit 5 minutes before the miracle happens!
• Just for today, I can be clean.
• Addiction is an equal opportunity destroyer.
• The road to recovery is a simple journey for confused people with a complicated disease.
• Have a good day, unless of course you have made other plans.
• Perfectionism is the purest form of self-abuse.
• The world record for abstinence? 24 hours
• Make use of the telephone therapy.
• I don’t have an addiction problem; I have a thinking problem!
• Always remember your last binge.
• Be yourself today, so the rest of us can relish in your unique magnificence!
• You can DO what you want, or you can GET what you want.
• I have met wisdom and I have met kindness, and kindness is better.
• Comparison is the shortest route to insanity.
• Compared to me, I am spectacular.
• If your butt’s in the chair, you're in recovery.
• Forgive easily - as if your life depends on it.
• Call your sponsor before, not after, you use.
• To keep it, you have to give it away.
• Thankfulness is passive; Gratitude is active.
• Powerless does not mean helpless or hopeless.
• “What if” gets you nowhere, “Yeah but” halts progress in its tracks, “If only” never came true.
• My best thinking got me here.
• Trust God, clean house, help another addict.
• Help is only a phone call away.
• Pray for those who hurt you; they need the prayers and we need the practice.
• Resentment is like drinking poison and hoping the other person dies.
• One is too many, a thousand never enough.
• Half measures availed us nothing.
• You did not become an addict over-night. Easy does it.
• We will love you until you can love yourself.
• An unwillingness to forgive is a form of self-abuse.
• Before engaging your mouth, put your mind in gear.
• Addiction has a beginning and an ending; recovery has no end.
• Recovery is not something you join; it's something you live.
• We can be positive that our addiction was negative.
• Take the mess to your sponsor; take the message to the meeting.
• Acceptance is vital. It is what it is!
• Sorrow is looking back; worry is looking around; hope is looking forward.
• Willpower= Willingness to use a Higher Power.
• Recovery is an education with no final exam and no graduation.
• Silence is often misinterpreted, but never misquoted.
• Unity does not mean uniformity.
• G.O.D. = Good Orderly Direction. E.G.O. = Edging God Out.
• Our disease is mind altering, but so is our recovery.
• Recovery adds years to your life and life to your years.
• Humility is acceptance of ourselves and others, good and bad.
• Using does not drown our problems, it irrigates them.
• Co-incidences are God's way of remaining anonymous.
• Keep your recovery first to make it last.
• Recovery is a school in which we are all learners and all teachers.
• God teach us to laugh again, but please don't let us forget that we once cried.
• Serenity is not freedom from the storm but peace amid the storm.
• It isn't the load that weighs us down; it's the way we carry it.
• When you do all the talking you only learn what you already know.
• I might have another binge left in me, but I might not have another recovery.
• When we surrender to our Higher Power, the journey begins.
• The person with the most clean-time at a meeting is the one who got up earliest.
• H.A.L.T. = Don't get too Hungry, Angry, Lonely or Tired. (or bored!)
• F.E.A.R. = False Evidence Appearing Real.
• Plan for tomorrow, but live for today.
• Getting something you've never had requires doing something you've never done.
• Nothing pays off like restraint of tongue and pen.
• When a person tries to control their addiction they have already lost control.
• The task ahead of us is never as great as the Power behind us.
• S L I P = Serenity Losing its Priority.
• You are not required to like it; you are only required to DO it.
• Many things can be preserved in alcohol; but dignity is not one of them.
• You can't think your way into a new way of living; you have to live your way into a new way of thinking.
• Humility is not thinking less of yourself, but thinking of yourself less.
• We came to recovery to save our butt, and found out our soul was attached.
• People who don't go to meetings don't hear about what happens to people who don't go to meetings.
• Acceptance is the answer to ALL my problems today.
• Abstinence is a state of mind, “personality change sufficient to bring about recovery.”
• Nobody ever found recovery as a result of an intellectual awakening.
• We are not human beings having spiritual experiences; we are spiritual beings having human experiences.
• Seriously, don’t take yourself too seriously.
• The time to attend a meeting is when you least feel like going.
• The will of God will never take you where the grace of God will not protect you.
• Time wasted in getting even can never be used in getting ahead.
• Some recoverees are so successful that they turn out to be almost as good as they used to think they were.
• Recovery delivers everything that addiction promised.
• Being 'willing' to do something is not the same as 'wanting' to.
• First we stay abstinent because we have to, then because we are willing to and finally because we want to.
• If you find a path with no obstacles, it probably doesn't lead anywhere.
• Every recovery from addiction began with one abstinent hour.
• The only thing that I need to know about God is that I'm not it.
• Faith is our greatest gift; it’s sharing with others our greatest responsibility.
• My worst day in abstinence is better than my best day of addiction.
• Religion is for those who fear Hell; Spirituality is for those who have been there.
• Intolerance = Contempt, prior to investigation.
• The smartest thing an addict can say is, “Help”.
• Just for today I will not tackle my whole life problems at once.
• It is not the experience of today that drives people mad, it is remorse of yesterday and the dread of
tomorrow.
• Guilt is the gift that keeps on giving.
• There is no magic in recovery, only miracles.
• You cannot be grateful and resentful at the same time.
• If I have a problem and use over it, I have two problems.
• FAITH: Fantastic Adventure in Trusting Higher Power.
• Success means getting your ‘but’ out of the way.
• The addicts mind is a dangerous neighbourhood; don’t go in there alone.
• Being happy doesn't mean everything's perfect. It means you've decided to see beyond your imperfections.
• Short version of the Serenity Prayer: Fix it or forget it.
• Fake it till you make it.
• Don’t let unpleasant people rent space in your head.
• Try it for 90 days, and if you don’t like it, we’ll gladly refund your misery.
• Go to meetings when you want to, and go to meetings when you don’t want to.
• We have a disease that tells us we don’t have a disease.
• My daily recovery is contingent on my spiritual condition.
• Yesterday is a cancelled check, tomorrow is a promissory note, only today is cash in the bank.
• If you fail to plan, you plan to fail.
• Using is committing suicide in instalments.
• I don’t always know what God’s will is for me, but I always know what it’s not
• I didn’t experiment with addiction. I was in advanced research and development.
• I love you, God loves you, and there’s nothing you can do about it.
• If God is your co-pilot, switch seats.
• There are three kinds of business: my business, God’s business and none of my business.
• If your head falls off, put it in a paper bag and take it to a meeting.
• You can’t speed up your recovery, but you can sure slow it down.
• Using got me here. Not using keeps me here.
• What others think of me is none of my business.
• Keep your head where your feet are.
• If nothing changes, nothing changes.
• You must be present to win.
• Glance at the past, but don’t stare at it.
• Today is the tomorrow that I worried about yesterday.
• When you feel left out, reach out.
• Worrying is like praying for what you don’t want.
• Even if I'm on the right track, if I don't move I'll get run over.
• Feel, Deal and Heal - Feel it, Deal with it and Heal from it.
• Thoughts are not things and feelings are not facts; they only have the power we give them.
• No matter how far off the path we've stumbled, we're always 12 steps from the solution.
• If you keep doing what you’re doing, you'll keep getting what you’re getting.
• BINGE – Because I’ve Never Been Good Enough.
• 12 Step is not a ticket to heaven or hell, but it will give you the clarity to make up your own mind which way
you want to go.
• Sponsors: have one --- use one --- be one.
• Do I want to be right or do I want to be happy?
• If the only tool you have is a hammer, you tend to see every problem as a nail.
• Learn to listen and listen to learn.
• Is your program powered by Will Power or Higher Power?
• I may not be who I want to be, but thank God I'm not who I used to be.
• Dwell on the problem and the problem gets bigger. Dwell on the solution, the solution gets bigger.
• I do not recover today on yesterday’s actions.
• If I make using an option, it will be the only option.
• A journey of 1,000 miles begins with the first step.
• Don't intellectualize - utilize.
• Fear: I might not get my way.
Anger: I am not getting my way.
Resentment: I did not get my way.
• Do the stuff to get the stuff.
• Prayer is talking to God. Meditation is listening.

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