Seemingly irrelevant decisions worksheet pdf

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What is the theory behind this seemingly irrelevant decisions worksheet pdf?

Decisions that don’t seem to have anything to do with your drug use but wind up putting you in dangerous situations are known as seemingly irrelevant decisions. Seemingly irrelevant decisions are based on minimization and rationalisation. These immediately raise the likelihood of lapse and relapse as a result.  

How will the worksheet help?

When coping with addictions or simply implementing new lifestyle choices, awareness of Seemingly Irrelevant Decisions, or SIDs, is essential to maintaining difficult changes. This worksheet makes clients aware of their seemingly irrelevant decisions that will be beneficial in preventing lapse and relapse. 

How to use the worksheet?

The therapist provides this worksheet to the client during the session. The therapist guides the client in identifying their seemingly irrelevant decisions and makes him/her understand how these decisions are leading to relapse. 

You can download this worksheet here.

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Seemingly irrelevant decisions – A roadmap to relapse prevention. (2018, October 28). Strong Hope.


Seemingly irrelevant decisions (What are they?). (2022, September 24). OptimistMinds.