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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