The acronym H.A.L.T. is an easy way to remember to never get too Hungry, Angry, Lonely or Tired.
Decades of recovering individuals have demonstrated that these are the conditions that increase the risk of relapse into unhealthy behaviors. When you forget to H.A.L.T., clear thinking becomes muddled and self-destructive habits suddenly look like reasonable ways to take care of yourself. Why make your recovery harder than it has to be?
Hungry, Angry, Lonely or Tired is the time to remember you are especially vulnerable to old ways of coping. It is the time to pay special attention to self-care, which includes taking the time to eat, share, connect or rest.