Following a few simple suggestions got me through some tough times in my early days

Tips for Staying Clean & Sober

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.