The Addict's Bill of Rights

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The Addict's Bill of Rights

So this comes from something my therapist gave me, and I've also added a couple of things on my own. Feel free to comment and/or add other things that you think are important...

  1. The right to private time
  2. The right to establish my own recovery plan and pace
  3. The right to recover and to feel good about it
  4. The right to confidentiality
  5. The right to define pace and the amount of disclosure
  6. The right to my feelings
  7. The right to expect respect
  8. The right to define my addiction as only a part of me
  9. The right to define and seek my self-growth and have boundaries
  10. The right to have my opinion
  11. The right to value my own opinion over others' opinions of me
  12. The right to feel good about myself
  13. The right to be disliked by others
  14. The right to express disagreement or anger
  15. The right to make mistakes and be imperfect and accept my humanness
  16. The right to choices and the right to change my choice
  17. The right to accept myself
  18. The right to say no
  19. The right to say yes
  20. The right to be loved
  21. The right to be myself
  22. The right to explore new healthy experiences
  23. The right to live one day at a time
  24. The right not to care
  25. The right to ask for what I need
  26. The right to find and define healthy spirituality
  27. The right to be equal
  28. The right to be wrong for as long as I want to be
  29. The right to not explain myself or my actions
  30. The right to walk away
  31. The right to exist

When you're going through hell...keep going. --Winston Churchill There is no pit so deep that God is not deeper still --Corrie ten Boom

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Yes.

Yes.

I am a recovering computer game and gambling addict. My recovery birthday: On May 6, 2012 I quit games and began working a program of recovery through OLGA No computer games or slot games for me since December 12, 2012. No solitaire games with real cards since June 2013.

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32. The right to fall in

32. The right to fall in love again.

33. The right to be hopeful and optomistic.

34. The right to be kind to myself and others.

35. The right to help myself first and then others.

36. The right to ask for help.

37. The right to do nothing.

38. The right to my religion and spiritual belief.

39. The right to take one moment at a time when one day at a time is too much.

40. The right to lean on my Higher Power and have him guide the way.

41. The right to my faith in in my Higher Power.

42. The right to enjoy life as an addict.

43. The right to live my life like others and succeed in everything I do.

44. The right to know what is going on.

45. The right to have a bad or rough day.

46. The right to be silent.

47. The right to smile or cry.

48. The right to die at my own will.

49. The right to be in a safe, nonviolent home.

50. The right to be FREE of any addiction.

51. The right to be save by my Higher Power.

52. The right to free speech.

53. The right to let go of everything.

54. The right to take care of myself.

It's good to have goals and dreams, but while you're waiting for things to change, waiting for promises to come to pass, don't be discontent with where you are. Learn to enjoy the season that you're in--Pastor Joel Osteen

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