Goal Setting Worksheet for Reinforcing Recovery (With Directions)

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Goals are things you want to achieve and are willing to commit to. Goal setting refers to a successful plan of action for setting specific, attainable targets for yourself, in relationships, or your everyday life.

Recovery goals are objectives a person sets that are directly related to their sobriety (mental health-based goals).

What Are The Theories Behind This Worksheet?

  1. Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) 

CBT is a type of psychotherapy used to help individuals manage their problems by changing the way they think and behave.

Goal setting makes CBT productive by highlighting the possibility of change, making challenging problems appear more manageable, and increasing the hope to overcome them. 

  1. Psychoanalytic Theory

This talk therapy aims to help patients identify self-limiting patterns, heal from past experiences, and gain insight into how their unconscious mind influences their behavior. 

How Will This Worksheet Help You?

This worksheet will help you achieve some sense of sanity and stability while reinforcing recovery. This worksheet will also help you get acclimated to a sober lifestyle.

How Should You Use This Worksheet?

This worksheet should be used to create goals that will help you overcome obstacles in your recovery journey by taking realistic actions for your mental health and general well-being.

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Merrimack Valley Psychological Associated. (2021). How to Set Goals as an Adult. Available at: https://www.mvpsych.com/blog/set-goals-as-adult/. [Accessed April 16, 2023]


Very Well. (© 2023). What Is Psychoanalytic Therapy? Available at: https://www.verywellhealth.com/psychoanalytic-therapy-5221426. [Accessed April 16, 2023]