Affirmations for Addicts

I have found affirmations to be a healthy part of my recovery. Affirmations help us remember whom we are today, right now in the present, and whom we want to become in the future. I repeat my affirmation to myself once a day in the mirror (at the recommendation of my therapist). Below is my example of an affirmation, as well as other examples contributed by fellow addicts in recovery.

“Daily Affirmation” contributed by Thomas 2.0

My name is Thomas, and I am a son of God.

Jesus Christ is my Savior and my brother.

I am responsible for my own happiness.

I am 100% honest with my wife. I do not lie or hide. 

I do not lust. I repel immodesty, unchastity, and unvirtuous thoughts and actions.

I find joy and happiness by serving my wife, my children, and other addicts in recovery.

“10 Point Affirmation” contributed by Michael

  1.  With God’s help, every day, in every way, I am getting better.

  2.   I can and I will be in control of my life today.

  3.   I am learning, growing, and becoming a better me.

  4.   I am worthy of great things.

  5.   I like the person I’m becoming.

  6.   All of my problems have a solution.

  7.   I press on because I believe in God’s path for my life.

  8.   The past has no power over me anymore.

  9.   I have many strengths; I am making my weaknesses my strengths.

  10.   I am becoming the person God wants me to be, and that is all I need.

“Simple Sayings Affirmation” contributed by Robert
(based on A.A. sayings)

  • Let go and let God

  • One day at a time

  • Easy does it

  • Live and let live

  • First things first

  • This too shall pass

  • Just for today, be sober – take another 24 hours

  • Honesty, open-mindedness, and willingness

  • Keep coming back

  • It works if you work it

  • Progress not perfection

  • To thine own self be true

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