The following are just my personal 30 reasons. They were originally provide as an example in a post outlining a recovery technique called Exposure and Response Prevention. I encourage you to read the full article, as well as to develop your own reasons to stay sober.

1. My hopes of having a wife and a child will come true if I walk away.

2. I will be able to hold down and maintain a job if I walk away.

3. Remember the pain and hurt I caused my family and myself?

4. I am a good person and do not need to prove it by using.

5. I will live a more independent and worthwhile life if I walk away.

6. I will be a positive role model for my children if I walk away.

7. I want and deserve a good future for myself.

8. I am a worthwhile and productive person.

9. I will regain my self-respect and dignity if I walk away.

10. I don’t want to end up like my father.

11. I will be able to feel better about myself if I walk away.

12. My Family will be proud of me if I walk away.

13. If I continue to use I will die.

14. I will be proud of myself if I walk away.

15. If I walk away my physical health will improve.

16. I will reduce my chances of going to jail if I walk away.

17. My hopes and dreams for future will come true if I walk away.

18. I will be a positive role model for my friends if I walk away.

19. I will be able to get in touch with my true feelings if I walk away.

20. I will live a calmer and more peaceful life if I walk away.

21. I will be able to spend my time on healthy alternatives if I walk away.

22. Remember the high risk situations I faced while perusing my addiction?

23. I will be able to open my own business if I walk away.

24. If I continue to use I will lose everything.

25. I will be a positive role model for my family if I walk away.

26. Remember the stupid things I did to get my high?

27. Remember the look at my Girlfriends face when she found out about my addiction?

28. I will be stronger and more in control if I walk away.

29. I accept full responsibility for everything that takes place in my life.

30. My mission in life is to be a good man, to love my family, and to carry out God’s will for me to the best of my ability

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