Building a support network in the recovery worksheet
What is the theory behind Building a support network in the recovery worksheet?
A support system or support network is a group of people that help and support an individual during and after recovery. Having a better and more supportive support network increases the chances of successful recovery and better treatment outcomes. It has other benefits as well. It allows individuals to gain help from other people’s perspectives, strengths, hope, and advice. Therefore it suggests better therapeutic outcomes.
How will this worksheet help you?
This worksheet will help you in identifying the people who can be part of your support system and currently who are the people that will help you as your support group. You can be very specific about what kind of help you expect from your support system. Further, it will definitely help you in exploring different resources with which you can build your support network and plan for the obstacles that may come your way.
How to use this worksheet?
This worksheet can be used digitally or in printout form. You can complete this worksheet by yourself or you can complete it with the help of your counselor or any of your trusted friend or family member. Think focused about what you need in your support network and how you are gonna build one. Write it down and start working on it.
You can download this worksheet here.
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Ozbay, F., Johnson, D. C., Dimoulas, E., Morgan III, C. A., Charney, D., & Southwick, S. (2007). Social support and resilience to stress: from neurobiology to clinical practice. Psychiatry (Edgmont), 4(5), 35.