This unique 4-page worksheet helps people in recovery maneuver through difficult moments: cravings, triggers, and stress. It’s serious, it’s funny, and it’s worth reading.
Page one focuses on identifying warning symptoms and triggers, negative effects of drugs/alcohol, and the worthwhile aspects of staying clean/sober.
Page two is aimed at preparing for stress and cravings ahead of time, building resilience, and coming up with survival strategies. It includes a list of suggested (and somewhat comical) activities.
Page three takes on emergency urge management, i.e. ways to avoid using.
The fourth page provides link information for booklets to help with other aspects of addiction and recovery.
Ideally the handout would be filled out in advance, but it serves as an acute rescue packet too. Its checklist format makes it easy to use during life’s rougher moments.
The Outside-the-Box Recovery Relapse Prevention Plan is written for the general public as well as for drug and alcohol counselors to use with clients.
This worksheet is free.