Addiction handouts: Addiction: loving life again. Recovery from addiction is challenging: you miss the past, parts of it at least, and the future can be downright scary. This worksheet is a strange, colorful, and fancy 8-page tool-kit to help the reader maneuver through grief of letting the past go -- and to work towards an… Continue reading Addiction: loving life again
Let me start by saying I don't have a definitive opinion about marijuana. I don't support it. I don't not support it. I have had patients in the past smoke it legally and effectively. Others ran into problems. Everyone is unique, and I'm not here to judge. But I am here to educate,… Continue reading Stuff to know about marijuana
Addiction handouts, relapse prevention plan. Relapse prevention plan. This is an "alternative" two-page worksheet helping people in recovery maneuver through those difficult moments. Page one focuses on identifying warning symptoms and triggers, reviewing negative effects of drugs/alcohol, and the exciting effects of staying clean/sober. Page two is aimed at urge management. Ideally the handout would… Continue reading Choosing life over addiction: relapse prevention plan
An addiction worksheet from Mental Health and You! War stories - Glamorizing addiction. This 2-page worksheet focuses on addiction-related "war stories" -- remembering the "good ol' days," fascination with using, and favorable opinions about relapse -- and helps the person seeking recovery identify why war stories might be problematic. The goal is to come up… Continue reading Glamorizing addiction
Therapy worksheets related to ADDICTION: Getting to know yourself after recovery. This is a unique "two-page journey" worksheet to help a person who's early in recovery to brain-storm, create, and celebrate their new identity (Microsoft Word format). Return to worksheets page.
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You’re trying to escape an addiction. That could be food, drugs, alcohol, gambling, or smoking. One of the biggest challenges you're dealing with, especially at the beginning of your recovery, could be those urges to “feed” the addiction. You’re bound to have cravings. It happens to all recovering addicts, and it isn’t easy. But remember,… Continue reading Addiction: 4 ways to battle cravings
Substance abuse affects everyone involved, not just the addict. The addict's personality has changed. They tend to lie and ask for money and care little about quality time with those who care about them. They may do and say things that upset others and leave the family ashamed or angry. Blood relationships and friendships are… Continue reading When somebody you care about is an addict
How much do you really know about substance abuse? Do you know the difference between a habit and an addiction? Why some drugs are addicting, while others aren't? How drugs and alcohol affect the brain? Why some people get hooked and others don't? Not sure? Keep reading! Below you'll find a list of FAQ related… Continue reading Questions about addiction
Or: what do you know about the drugs people abuse? "Drugs are a waste of time. They destroy your memory and your self-respect and everything that goes along with your self-esteem." --Kurt Cobain Perhaps you're here because you're an addict questioning the safety of your drug, or your have a daughter or neighbor with an… Continue reading Addiction: Drugs People Abuse