The Substance Abuse & Recovery Workbook: Self-Assessments, Exercises & Educational Handouts

The book is designed to help individuals learn about substance abuse and addictions in their life and make constructive changes to better manage their addictions that have taken hold of their life, relationships and career.

The book has been designed as a practical tool for helping professionals, such as therapists, counselors, psychologists, teachers, and group leaders. Depending on the role of the professional using The Substance Abuse & Recovery Workbook and the specific client or group’s needs, the sections can be used individually, combined or as part of an integrated curriculum, for a more comprehensive approach.

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Contents

SECTION I – Substance Abuse

Substance Abuse Scale
Directions
Substance Abuse Scale
Scoring Directions
Profile Interpretation
Scale Descriptions
Activity Handouts
Problems in Your Life
Self-Defeating Behaviors
Addictive Life History
When You Were Using
Non-Addicted People
Journaling Activities
Learning About Habits
Feeling Scared
Feeling Pain
Educational Handouts
Signs of Addictive Behavior
Denial that Addiction Exists

SECTION II – Addictive Personality

Addictive Personality Scale
Directions
Addictive Personality Scale
Scoring Directions
Profile Interpretation
Scale Descriptions
Activity Handouts
Increasing Your Self-Esteem
Passions
Nurturing Relationships
Friends
How I Get My Highs
About Your Risks
Journaling Activities
The Perfect Day 
More Support 
Current Risk-Taking Behavior 
Educational Handouts
Stages of Addictions
Types of Highs

SECTION III – Codependency Characteristics

Codependency Characteristics Scale
Directions 
Codependency Characteristics Scale 
Scoring Directions 
Profile Interpretation 
Scale Descriptions 
Activity Handouts
Caretaking 
Attachments
Low Self-Worth 
Dependency 
Communications Skills 
Journaling Activities
‘Responsibilities’
Codependency 
Irresponsible People
Educational Handouts
Codependency Patterns 
Codependent Characteristics 

SECTION IV – Relapse Warnings Signs

Relapse Warnings Signs Scale
Directions
Relapse Warning Signs Scale
Scoring Directions
Profile Interpretation 
Scale Descriptions
Activity Handouts
Changes in Your Thinking 
Changes in Your Feelings 
Changes in Your Behavior 
Life History 
Recovery Plan 
Journaling Activities
How Thinking Affects Potential Relapse 
How Feelings Affect Potential Relapse 
How Behavior Affects Potential Relapse 
Plan for Action 
Educational Handouts
Rewards of Recovery 
Facts About Recovery 

SECTION V – Substance Abuse Cessation

Substance Abuse Cessation Scale
Directions 
Substance Abuse Cessation Scale 
Scoring Directions 
Profile Interpretation
Activity Handouts
Mental Roadblocks 
Social Roadblocks 
Emotional Roadblocks 
Physical Roadblocks 
Journaling Activities
Primary Roadblocks 
Overcoming Roadblocks 
Roadblocks and You
Educational Handouts
The Recovery Process Stages 
Continuum of Substance Abuse 

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