- I’m not ‘powerless’ over alcohol, drugs or other addictive
behavior. I can certainly use some help and I believe I
can beat this problem like millions of other people have.
- Booze and other drugs don’t jump into my body, I choose
to use them, so alternately, I can choose not to use and
make it stick.
- My substance use hurts me and others. I may feel good
for a short time, but I suffer in the long run. It is like
the ‘buy now, pay later’ plan of life.
- SMART can help me achieve my goal of sobriety, but I
can gain power by accepting personal responsibility for
my life and what I put into my body.
- Getting drunk or high is a way of indulging myself and
trying to cope with stress, frustration, and anger. It’s
just not worth it!!
- There are better ways of coping with life than intoxicating
myself. Once I learn these ways, I will be willing to
give up my addictive behavior permanently.
- It makes sense to seek help to learn new approaches
because whatever I’ve been doing hasn’t been working.
- I can learn from others and enjoy their support without
depending on the group for the rest of my life.
- Once I have mastered the proven methods of self management
offered by SMART, I can recover and graduate from the
program and get on with my life.