Clients who have recently achieved sobriety from their addiction, or those who have struggled with relapse, will benefit from this printout. This worksheet includes ten brief tips to help clients avoid relapse.
We suggest picking out a few items from the list that you believe apply to your client to discuss in greater detail. Some tips recommend that your client develops a plan for certain scenarios that put them at risk of relapse, and therapy will be the perfect place to develop those plans. This addiction worksheet also serves as a good conversation piece during group therapy.
1. Irvin, J. E., Bowers, C. A., Dunn, M. E., & Wang, M. C. (1999). Efficacy of relapse prevention: a meta-analytic review. Journal of consulting and clinical psychology, 67(4), 563.