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12 Step scenarios

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Visit the iPhone & Android tutorial pages for instructions.



Avert can be customized with a counselor or sponsor and used with any recovery program, including 12-step, REBT, rational therapy, Smart or cognitive therapy.

Title: Step 1
Description: We admitted we were powerless over our addiction and that our lives had become unmanageable.


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Notes: Just for today I will not drink. I will attend a recovery meeting and talk to my sponsor. 24 Hours is not a long time, I can accomplish sobriety for that length of time.


Record your sponsor's voice of encouragement.


Title: Step 11
Description: Sought through prayer and meditation to improve our conscious contact with God as we understood God, praying only for knowledge of God's will for us and the power to carry that out.


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Notes: I pray that Gods will is done and not mine. I am on the journey that I need to be on. If  I am sitting in a jail cell or a recovery meeting  that is where I am suppose to be, at that point and time. I trust that God will lead me where I need to go and provide me with the tools I need to get there.


Record your sponsor's voice of encouragement.


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Title: Step 12
Description: Having had a spiritual awakening as the result of these steps, we tried to carry this message to other addicts, and to practice these principles in all our affairs.


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Notes: I will share my exerience strength and hope; honestly with my recovery friends and family. I will surround myself with a support network of people that share the same mission of sobriety and recovery as I do.

Record a message to yourself ; "I will attend a recovery meeting today."





Cognitive / Smart / Rational scenarios

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Title: REBT - Irrational vs. rational beliefs
Description: "What am I telling myself about the Activating event?" - Drinking


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Notes: It is my pattern that when I drink it causes legal, social, and financial problems in my life. Therefore, it is rational to think  that if I drink I will have %!@# to deal with. It is also rational to accept the fact that I am an alcoholic. I will change my behavior and remain abstinent from alcohol.


Record a message to yourself.


Use the cost button to add up jail bonds and legal fees or other costs associated with drinking.

Relapse Prevention & Personal scenarios

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Relapse Prevention
Personal images example
Title: Relationships
Description: I will have an honest healthy relationship with others.

Married, Separated, or Divorced; healthy relationships depend on honesty, sobriety and working a program. In growing together or growing apart detachment and independence is healthy for all relationships. The people we love, the parents of our children, and our past relationships can remind us of what we have learned about ourselves and how we can grow. We must love ourselves first; recovery begins here.


"Drinking or using is NOT an option for ME."


"I will have a respectful healthy relationship with my EX; it is in the best interest of my child."


"I will work a program and have an honest, healthy relationship with my spouse; even in times of hardship."

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Relapse Prevention
Personal example
Title: My Name
Description: I need to remain sober for myself and no one else.

Upload an image of yourself and type some personal notes to remind yourself of who you are really doing this for.


"When all is lost and I have nothing, I need to remain sober for myself and no one else.  I create my own destiny by the decisions I make. In the face of hardships it is up to me to overcome and prevail. I am capable of doing all things with the help of God."

Title: Smoking
Description: If I don't quit smoking I will have COPD like my parents


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Notes: I will visit the doctor to get help with quitting.


Record a family member's voice.

"Daddy you stink when you smoke and I don't like to hug you when you stink."


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