How to Use This Book
This book is designed to use during your first 30 days of abstinence. It is pocket-sized and meant to be carried with you at all times. Although it has a message for every hour of every day, you need not read it every hour. When you arise in the morning, look up the number of days you have been without mind-affecting chemicals, find the current hour and reflect on the message there. Do the same thing before retiring at night. Anytime during the day that you feel uneasy for any reason, find the day and hour and read your message. Use this book when you wake up at night, when feelings overwhelm you, when you crave a fix, pill, or drink, or before you decide to quit this program.
You will find this book to be very helpful as you travel the road away from the disease of chemical dependency and into recovery. In the back you will find a register for the telephone numbers of those you meet at meetings. Call the people who give their numbers to you. We expect you to. We have been through what you are about to experience. We will share with you at meetings, on the phone and through the pages of this book. Welcome -- and remember, we do this together. You never have to be alone again.
Copyright © 1999 by Shelly Marshall