Celebrating Recovery Step 1 Worksheet

What is the theory behind this Celebrating Recovery Step 1 Worksheet?

Celebrate Recovery is a 12-step program heavily influenced by the Christian faith that is focused on helping individuals recover from a range of troubling issues such as substance use, anxiety, depression, abuse etc. It shares some of the principles of the famous Alcoholics Anonymous programs but is also more influenced by Christianity thus helping individuals recover and grow in line with the teachings of Christ. The first step in this program is an honest acknowledgement of how troubled one is by their behaviour and that they need help. 

How will the worksheet help?

This worksheet can help individuals seeking help for their addictions in the Celebrate Recovery Program. This worksheet is based on the basic components of the first step in this program which is an acknowledgment of how powerless one has been in controlling their addictions and how it has negatively affected their lives. A self-reflection exercise on the first step followed by a powerful acceptance statement can prepare them well for the steps ahead. 

How to use the worksheet?

Instruct the individual to complete this self-reflection exercise as part of step 1 of the program. They are required to first write down all the times they felt powerless in the face of their addictions and acknowledge they have been unable to control them. Then they must write down how unmanageable their life has become due to their addiction. In the end, they have to write down an acceptance statement that summarises their acknowledgement of their condition and will to change. 

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