This 2-page worksheet examines addiction-related “war stories” — remembering the “good ol’ days,” fascination with using, and jokes about relapse — and helps identify why war stories might be problematic. The goal is to figure out ways to STOP glamorizing addiction. I've cleaned up and reposted this worksheet from the Weird and Wacky Addiction Workbook… Continue reading Worksheet: glamorizing drugs and alcohol
This worksheet is a sample from the up-and-coming Weird and Wacky Addiction Workbook (Coloring book? Activity book? Title subject to change many more times). Feel free to print. I can forward a PDF or word version upon request. (Below, page 2)
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
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