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Reminders, taglines, slogans and phrases for the Twelve Steppers

Slogans & phrases for the Twelve Steppers...
Directions to NA. Just go straight to hell and make a u-turn.

NA. Being a part of something is more important that being the center of attention.

NA is the only place where you can walk into a room full of strangers and reminisce.

NA romance.... the odds are good... but the goods are odd.

NA. Look for a way in; not for a way out.

NA. We are not reformed drug users, but informed addicts.

NA has no fixed address -- you can take it with you.

NA. We are here for a reason, not for the season

NA Groups: A NA group will be judged by the worst behavior of its members

Before I came to NA I was dead, but did not know enough to lie down.

In NA there are no losers -- just slow winners

Addict (as defined by self): A piece of crap that the universe revolves around.

Addict: Someone who refuses to give up a life of failure without a fight.

Addict: A person who when s/he goes to a wedding, wants to be
the bride and when s/he goes to a funeral, wants to be the corpse.

An addict is someone who wants to be held while isolating.

Addict: "I may not be much, but I'm all I think about."

Addict: "If I could use like a normal addict, I'd use all the time!"

Addicts burn their bridges in front of them.

An addict is someone who finds something that works and then stops doing it.

If you think that you are an addict, chances are you are.

An addict is a person with two feet planted firmly in mid-air.

Non-addicts change their behavior to meet their goals; addicts change their goals to meet their behavior.

An addict can be in the gutter and still look down on people.

High bottoms have trap doors

If the cure works, chances are you have the disease.

Three most dangerous words for an addict: "I've been thinking"
lax2 Re: Slogans & phrases for the Twelve Steppers...
Or as my Dad always said...(or heard in AA)

"It's my thinkin' that got me drinkin..."
Re: Slogans & phrases for the Twelve Steppers...
Thanks Eyes!!

Good reminders, things to consider, stuff to remember. I love all our taglines and slogans and stuff. That kind of thing helps me.

I'm glad you posted them.
Re: Slogans & phrases for the Twelve Steppers...
Thanks, I like those directions! I think I'll post them on the fridge just in case anyone in my house is looking.
Lisa Re: Slogans & phrases for the Twelve Steppers...
What does this mean?

"High bottoms have trap doors"
Loraura Re: Slogans & phrases for the Twelve Steppers...
High Bottoms (feeling like you can't continue using, but haven't lost everything imaginable yet) have trap doors (bottom falls out from under you because you use again, seeing as how it wasn't THAT bad and you hadn't lost EVERYTHING yet).

Compulsive Overeaters frequently have high bottoms. And trap doors.
Lisa Re: Slogans & phrases for the Twelve Steppers...
Lori, I don't get that. (?)

I didn't lose anything, so my bottom was pretty high, I guess.

But I chose to get clean and stay clean.

Does that mean I have a higher chance of relapse?

Re: Slogans & phrases for the Twelve Steppers...


Does that mean I have a higher chance of relapse?
I don't know of any studies that have coorelated relapse rate with "amount of misery and disaster prior to getting clean".

In my OPINION people who seek recovery before losing everything may have a higher chance of relapsing because the RISK involved in using again is not as high.

For example someone on probation, with kids in the CPS system, who is monitored randomly and risks losing their housing and their children MAY be more likely to "say no" when the thought of using comes up due to the sheer amout of stuff they will lose if they use again and get caught.

That doesn't mean they won't relapse. Just that if they do, they have very heavy consequences for doing so.

Someone who has a job that doesn't drug test, has a home that is not at risk of being taken away, is not on probation or parole, who's children never were involved with CPS *MAY* not have as many IMMEDIATE consequences for using again.

Every person's "bottom" is different. Some people reach the point where they have had enough of the negative consequences that drug use comes with before losing everything.

Sometimes, like for you (I think) the "bottom" was not a physical one. You weren't homeless and desperate. But FOR YOU there were other consequences of your use that were bad enough for you to seek recovery.

For some people, the bottom never comes, and they die an active addict.

See also:

Recovery Meetings: AA, NA, 12 Step Program Topics

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