Having Fun in Recovery Worksheet

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What is the theory behind this Having Fun in Recovery Worksheet?

Recovering from drug or alcohol abuse is a long, tiring journey that requires individuals to make the highest level of commitment by constantly fighting their destructive urges. Despite its difficulty it doesn’t have to be a boring process. It is important to associate recovery with fun activities so that it helps individuals maintain their level of motivation to make it to the end. 

How will the worksheet help?

This worksheet will help clients who are recovering from substance or alcohol abuse to plan and schedule activities they enjoy and find pleasurable throughout the week. Those activities will keep them motivated by making them feel good and also work as healthy distractions from their urge to use drugs or alcohol. 

How to use the worksheet?

At the end of every session, instruct the client to make a rough plan of doing activities they enjoy or find pleasurable till the next session. Tell them to use the worksheet to schedule these activities in their leisure time and also instruct them to note down how the activities made them feel by the end of the day.

You can download this worksheet here.

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