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5th of 5 of 10 Secrets People in Recovery Know

May 21, 2020

H.A.L.T. if you’re Hungry, Angry, Lonely, or


These four basic states affect life in a big way. They can be particularly challenging in combination. We’ve all been the “hangry version” of ourselves and it isn’t pleasant for anyone. Checking in with yourself using HALT can be good preventative medicine. Do you really need to tell that person what you think? Right now?

These tips are the foundation of self-care. For those in recovery, paying attention to HALT can prevent dips in mood that prompt returns to drug use. For those weathering a pandemic, they’ll help us keep it together so that we can be there for our friends and family. You can’t pour from an empty cup, so take care of your own needs first.


“Love your neighbor as yourself,” says Christ Jesus in Mark 12:30.

The assumption is that you love yourself.

Enough to take care of yourself today?

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