Recovery Tools & Methods

This page is still being developed.  In the meantime, read Tools of Recovery from SAA, or find a meeting with one of the twelve-step groups.

Some of the best tools are below.

  • Journaling: This is a powerful tool that helps you get your thoughts and feelings out of your head and onto paper. When it’s on paper, you get a better picture of what’s going on. You don’t need to hold it in your head while thinking about it. You’ll be surprised how it helps you recall and remember. And 6 months, or 10 years from now, you can understand better what was going on in your life.
  • Telephone: Everyone needs a network of support. We cannot solve this problem on our own. Call people regularly when you’re not tempted to act out so it’ll be easier when you are tempted.
  • Pray: This one should be obvious. Start with a morning intention of how you intend to glorify God. Pray regularly throughout the day. End the day with an examination of conscience, a Tenth Step inventory. Record it in your journal. End your day with a prayer of thanksgiving.
  • Practice Gratitude: Thank God every day for something. Look for things throughout your day to be grateful for, and thank God for them. You can write them in your journal, too.

Last update: June 10, 2021.