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Tips for Staying Clean

Here are some tips to help you:

• Admit that you lack the power to stay clean on your own.

• Make sobriety your #1 priority.

• Throw away all your drugs and drug paraphernalia.

• Don’t deal drugs.

• Go to meetings daily.

• Get phone numbers and use them.

• If your dealer calls, hang up and call someone on your phone list.

• If no one is home and you’re in trouble, call the C.A. helpline.

• Stay away from people, places and things with which you associate drug use.

• Choose a home group; let people get to know you.

• Get a sponsor and call your sponsor every day.

• Work the Twelve Steps of Cocaine Anonymous with your sponsor.

• Read the books and literature.

• Be of service; get a commitment at a meeting.

• Be honest, open-minded and willing (H.O.W.).

• Don’t get too hungry, angry, lonely or tired (H.A.L.T.).

• Keep it simple. We stay clean and sober one day at a time.

• Pray. Ask questions. Seek answers.

• No matter what happens, keep coming back!

• Be patient. Recovery takes time.

• Remember, we care.

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