Functional Analysis Worksheet Substance Abuse

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What is the theory behind this Functional Analysis Worksheet Substance Abuse?

Functional analysis is a process used to determine the whys and hows behind a client’s substance use. It is meant to gain a deeper understanding of the client’s substance use situation so that treatment can be tailored accordingly. It includes figuring out the triggers of their addiction behaviors and also the short and long-term positive and negative consequences that they have had to face because of it. 

How will the worksheet help?

This worksheet will provide a basic functional analysis template that therapists can provide to their clients seeking help for substance abuse. The responses will help the therapist learn important information regarding what triggers their client’s use and the positive and negative consequences associated with it. This will help them formulate a treatment plan. 

How to use the worksheet?

Instruct the client to answer the questions in the worksheets about their substance use. Their responses can be further probed in therapy sessions and the therapist can use it to tailor their treatment plan accordingly. 

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