One goal of Motivational Interviewing is to build discrepancy between the client's current behavior and their desired behavior. Use this Motivational Interviewing worksheet to help clients understand how their current drug and alcohol use affects various areas of their life.
Use this worksheet with CBT by asking clients to keep notes of the situations and thoughts that coincide with their feelings. Other ideas include tracking emotional triggers for substance use or the ups and downs of bipolar disorder.
Encourage clients to learn how their moods change over the course of a week. Because this worksheet spans an entire week, use it to look for larger patterns in mood changes. Try our daily mood chart for more precise recordings.
This simple brain diagram can be used to educate clients about how substances affect the brain, how the brain changes during development, or what parts of the brain are involved with different processes. Get creative and let children draw on this worksheet to help them learn the brain's functions.
People, places, and things can remind clients of their past drug use. Avoiding these triggers can be an effective way to reduce the chance of relapse. Clients identify their personal triggers, and then develop strategies to avoid relapse when confronted with them.
Clients identify times in which they are most tempted to use drugs and alcohol. A list of common situations is given and clients are also asked to identify other sources of temptation that might be unique to them.