The Disease of Addiction Worksheet

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What are the theories behind this worksheet?

This worksheet draws from the Disease Model of Addiction, which posits that addiction is a chronic medical condition involving changes in the brain’s structure and function. 

It aligns with the principles of Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (CBT) by prompting clients to recognize triggers and consequences, and set goals, aiming to modify dysfunctional thoughts and behaviours. 

Additionally, the emphasis on seeking support reflects Social Support Theory, recognizing the importance of interpersonal connections in addiction recovery. 

How will this worksheet help you?

This worksheet serves as a valuable tool in the recovery process by fostering self-awareness and understanding of addiction as a disease. 

It encourages clients to identify triggers, and consequences, and seek support, facilitating a comprehensive assessment of their relationship with addiction. 

How should you use this worksheet?

Guide the client through each question, encouraging open and honest reflection on their understanding of addiction, personal triggers, and the impact on their health and life. 

Facilitate a discussion about seeking support, helping them identify individuals who can offer assistance in their recovery journey. C

Collaborate on setting realistic short-term and long-term recovery goals, using the worksheet as a dynamic tool for ongoing self-assessment and goal tracking.

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