Addiction and Recovery – The Continuing Recovery Lifestyle Workshop

Patient recently pointed out to me that most of the books and worksheets they find for the recovery of drugs are based on the onset of recovery. This patient was looking for an exercise that could help him to continue on a continuous recovery. This is what I found out and am happy to share with you.

Recovery Lifestyle Living

You have worked in the first steps and watched the damage in all major areas of your life. You have been clean and sober for some time now. You feel better physically and emotionally. Your life changes for the better. Use this workshop to evaluate where your progress and area need to work. This self-assessment will help you identify your strengths and areas that require work for your continued growth in recovery. Apply the following questions to all major areas of life below. Use special paper to evaluate yourself and write how you are doing each item.


1. How is your recovery and absenteeism from alcohol and other drugs that affect these areas of your life now?

2. What changes have you observed in these areas?

3. What changes have others noticed?

4. Which areas need attention and more work?

5. What kind of changes do you want to make?

1. Partner Relationship

a. how emotional is that you find your partner / partner.

b. how to deal with emotions and conflicts with your spouse / spouse.

c. how much of your contribution you get in a relationship or family.

l. chores

2. finance

3. fun / entertainment / joy

d. Your ability to support your spouse

e. Your ability to occasionally put others & # 39; your needs

f. Your patience and tolerance against frustration

g. Romantic activities / activities, dates and show of affection

2. Money and Finance

a. level responsibility or follow-up in financial goals

b. be preventive in making decisions about how money is spent and plans ahead c. advice to spouse / partner and work as a team financially d. make financial changes

3. Balance of recovery, home, work and other priorities

a. maintain a structure or plan that helps to prioritize, stress management and goals

b. exercise self-esteem and be able to say "no" to requests that would lead to imbalance or uncontrollable stress.

c. consult a spouse / partner about conflicting requirements and problem priorities

d. communicate your needs and be responsible for your recovery. Work Guarantee a. maintain a positive, healthy attitude to work b. control stress as it happens and change concerns about preventive problems

4. Employment

a . positive relationship with employees and bosses.

b. Willingness to hear and consider feedback.

c. reliability, punctuality and focus

5. Friendship and Other Relationships

a. a willingness to spend time with the law and other relatives

b. adds family members

c. deal with conflict when they take place in a healthy way

d. convey your needs. e. take another & # 39; emotions in mind.

f. practice patience and endurance of others.

6. Spiritual

a. maintain a useful connection with a spiritual counselor

b. maintain useful practices

c. apply gratitude to your life

d. be in service to others.


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