Addiction recovery is a process that’s different for everyone. These tools & resources can guide you in all stages of your recovery & discovery journey.
Many addictions come from a deficiency in dopamine, so learning how to cope with life without using harmful substances & behaviours can help prevent relapsing. Tap into your internal pharmacy to naturally boost your moods!
You can use a Cost-Benefit Analysis to reach a decision about anything! When you get “it” out of your head and into the ether (or onto paper), you will be able to see more clearly the costs or risks versus the benefits or rewards of both sides ~ either doing or not doing, using or not using, etc.
We all have core values that motivate us, whether we’ve thought about them or not. This worksheet will help you define & refine what is most important to you. It’s an exercise that will provide clarity and provide you with conviction to make any necessary changes you want to make.
Communication, and lack thereof, can make or break your relationships. This PIUS technique is helpful to the whole family, so you can learn how to create and maintain healthy boundaries.
SMART is an acronym for Self Management And Recovery Training (smartrecovery.org). This secular program for addiction recovery uses a variety of cognitive approaches to guide behaviour change, including this Stages of Change tool which can help you apply different tools to each stage of your recovery journey.
Our brain is a chemical organ operating on 80 different chemicals. We have the ability to tap into our own internal pharmacy to naturally boost our moods! Print off this sheet to learn how to activate your happiness chemicals.
Unconditional Acceptance for myself, for others, and for life has been the hammer in my toolbox. In this tool, you’ll find a playlist for some of my favourite SMART videos that drive home the importance of Unconditional Acceptance.