I am worthy of sobriety.
Sobriety gives me a way to emotional freedom.
I have the right to feel all of my emotions, covering the range from loneliness and boredom to anger and resentment, to happiness and elation; and not drink or drug over any of them.
I give up my right to justify a relapse because of any emotional state or any emotional reaction.
I have the right to reward myself with sobriety as my reward for my success and achievements.
Emotionally, I grieve the loss of the euphoria; I surrender to the pain that chemical use has already caused me and could cause me again.
I practice H.A.L.T: Don’t get too hungry, angry, lonely or tired. I practice balanced living.