Creating daily structure is a powerful way to constantly cue you for success and cue yourself away from using. Structure is a system of interrelated parts functioning as an orderly whole. The different parts are linked and work together. You give structure to your life when you consciously organize or arrange all parts so that they work together as cohesive whole. For relapse prevention, structure is the way in which the different parts of your life link and work together to give positive form to your life on a daily, weekly, and yearly basis.
Structure dictates behavior. Structure can produce the desired behavior even if the resulting behavior in the beginning feels wrong or totally disagreeable (Senge, 1990). Positive life structure is the single most powerful tool you have to change addictive behavior patterns.