Failing to plan is planning to fail. For many, there are numerous times in addiction when we dream about getting out of the abyss of addiction. Often we don’t know how, and the path towards recovery seems murky in part because our addiction has anything other than using seem like a fog. Taking the first step and getting help is an important first step to allow that fog to clear. However, making a concrete plan is essential. What am I going to do each day and everyday to resist the temptation to return to use. What plans do I have in place when urges, cravings and temptations arise, or when I’m in an uncomfortable position where other people may be offering me the opportunity to use. The more I can make concrete plans to insulate myself from these temptations, the more likely my dream becomes a reality. Today, I will have plans to be successful, and plans keep myself safe during high stress situations. I will put these plans into action by putting them in my phone or writing them down and keeping them with me, so that I don’t have to rely on what is in my head to get me through. I will identify my supports that I can reach out to in times of need. Today, I am capable of making my dream a reality by taking action.