Thought Stopping Techniques for Addiction Worksheet

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What is the theory behind this Thought Stopping Techniques for Addiction Worksheet?

Thought stopping is a technique used in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for addiction that teaches clients to forcefully or intentionally stop intrusive or unwanted thoughts that could trigger their addiction. The purpose is to help the client replace that negative thought with  positive healthier alternatives so that its negative impact on their addictive impulses can be reduced.  

How will the worksheet help? 

This worksheet will provide clients seeking help for addiction with information regarding the thought stopping techniques. Clients can use the information in this worksheet as a reminder to practise thought stopping techniques in their daily life whenever they are faced with potential triggers of their addiction. 

How to use the worksheet?

This worksheet can be handed to clients seeking Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for addiction. It can be used as an infosheet in the psychoeducation phase of the treatment. Instruct the clients to place this infosheet somewhere it is easily visible to them throughout the day as a constant reminder of practising the techniques when needed. 

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