Welcome to the Mental Health and You! “Worksheets” page, a list of printable handouts.
Handout exercises

New-style weird & wacky addiction worksheets:

Addiction: loving life again (starting with mourning the loss of addiction) Recovery ain’t easy, and sometimes people miss the good old times.  This 8-page worksheet is a colorful and odd guide to getting past the grief and making life beautiful without drugs.

Addiction – Getting to know yourself after recovery – a 2-page journey.  This is a unique two-page worksheet to help a person who’s early in recovery create and celebrate a drug-free identity.

Addiction – glamorizing drugs and alcohol.  This handout focuses on identifying addiction-related “war stories” and coming up with ways to stop using them.

Addiction – Relapse prevention plan.  Need rescue from cravings?  This is a two-page, artsy worksheet aimed at helping people in recovery get through the hard times.  Also, consider checking out the article, Addiction: 4 ways to battle cravings.

Addiction/self-knowledge – if you could live your life over.  If you could repeat your life, this worksheet looks into what you’d repeat and what you’d do differently.

Problem-solving – Just talk to the problem.  A 2 page worksheet that helps the reader take on problems by literally talking to them.  Bizarre but, according to studies, very effective.  Based on narrative therapy.


Traditional worksheets

Addiction – Mistakes I’ve made because of addiction.  Addiction drives many people to do things they regret.  This worksheet is about regrets — as well as ways to overcome them.  See the article Overcoming guilt for more ways to deal with past mistakes and regrets.

Addiction – Difference between addiction and recovery.  This handout focuses on future life — comparing relapse vs recovery

Self-knowledge – Letter of Self Compassion.  Here’s a chance to work on self-forgiveness and acceptance.  The task involves writing an inspiring, compassionate letter to oneself.

Self-knowledge – What’s your perfect life.  This worksheet focuses on the reader’s dreams and goals by imagining the life they’d like to live.

Self-knowledge – Using strengths and imperfections to grow.  The reader gets to know themselves better by exploring strengths and imperfections, how both help them grow and reach for their dreams.