Every Slip Has A Beginning, and every slip has an ending. Know Your Danger Signals! Make the ending of your slip. Recovery not death! Relapse is a serious and sometimes fatal reality.
- Start missing meetings for any reason, real or imaginary.
- Become critical of the methods used by other members who may not agree with you in everything.
- Nurse the idea that someday, somehow, you can drink or drug again in a controlled manner.
- Let the others do the 12th step work in your group. You are too busy.
- Become conscious of your AA/NA/SA “Seniority” and view every member with a skeptical and jaundiced eye.
- Become so pleased with your own views of the program that you consider yourself an “Elder Statesman”
- Start a small clique within your own group, composed of only a few members who see eye to eye with you.
- Tell the new member in confidence that you yourself do not not take certain of the 12 Steps seriously.
- Let your mind dwell more and more on how much you are helping others rather than on how much the program is helping you.
- If an unfortunate member has a slip, drop him at once.
- Cultivate the habit of borrowing money from other members, then stay away from meetings to avoid embarrassment.
- Look upon the 24 hour plan as a vital thing for new members, but not for yourself. You have outgrown the need of that a long time ago.
Most importantly always remember we can all have a another relapse, but we cannot be guaranteed another recovery. (SOURCE)