Understanding addiction worksheet


What is the theory behind this worksheet?

Addiction is a compulsive, chronic physiological and psychological need for a substance, behavior, or activity. The theories behind this worksheet align with the principles of;

  • Behavioral theories- focus on learned behaviors, reinforcement, and conditioning
  • Cognitive behavioral theory- may incorporate cognitive restructuring exercises to challenge distorted beliefs related to addiction
  • Psychoeducation perspectives- which concerning this worksheet enhance awareness of the impact of addiction.

Therapies may include;

Motivational Interviewing- aims to enhance motivation and commitment to goals. In the context of this worksheet, will help individuals explore their readiness and motivation to address addiction.

 How will this worksheet help you?    

This worksheet aims to guide individuals

  • Increase awareness
  • Provide psychoeducation on addiction
  • And encourage self-reflection regarding the factors contributing to perpetuating addictive behaviors.

How should you use this worksheet?

This worksheet can be used by individuals as it is a practical tool to get insight, explore cognitive and behavioral factors, and understand the broader impact of addiction.

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