Recovery Mountain Worksheet

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What is the theory behind this Recovery Mountain Worksheet?

One’s journey towards recovery from their addiction can be likened to that of climbing a mountain. The symbolism of a recovery mountain can help an individual align their expectations for the mammoth task ahead. Through this symbolic representation of a mountain that needs to be conquered, individuals can be taught how to prepare for their challenging but not impossible recovery journey.

How will the worksheet help?

The worksheet will help individuals who have just begun their recovery journey to prepare themselves for what is about to come. It will help them realize the journey they have taken is a challenge that they would need to be prepared for. The symbolism of a mountain that needs to be conquered can help them understand what lies ahead. 

How to use the worksheet?

This worksheet can be used in group or individual counseling sessions for recovering addicts. Instruct the individuals to think about their recovery journey as that of climbing a mountain whereby reaching the top would indicate they are free of their addiction. Now tell them to answer the questions in the worksheet to help them prepare for the arduous task ahead. 

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