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Understanding Addiction Worksheet

Amanda Knowles

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On this page, we will provide you with an Understanding Addiction Worksheet. It will help you to understand what is addiction.

What is Understanding Addiction Worksheet

Addiction is a complex condition, a brain disease that is manifested by compulsive substance use despite harmful consequences. Addiction refers to the state of dependency on any drug or anything that you are unable to quit and get rid of, despite the fact that it is harmful to you and is disrupting your functioning.

How  Understanding Addiction Worksheet will help?

To cope up with drug addiction, you need to understand the root cause behind the problem, which emotions, which situations, which traumas drive you towards drinking and drugs? The coping skills taught in this addiction therapy are skills that a person can use throughout his or her recovery journey.

Instructions on how to use the Understanding Addiction Worksheet

The worksheet is all about learning to deal with addiction by developing certain healthy positive coping skills.  When it comes to dealing with the day to day anxiety issues, add some relaxation techniques as part of the daily routine.

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On this page, we provided you with an Understanding Addiction Worksheet, which hopefully helped you to understand what is addiction.

If you have any questions or comments please let us know.

You can download this worksheet here.

Mental help Resources

The worksheets on this site should not be used in place of professional advice from a mental health professional. 

You should always seek help from a mental health professional or medical professional. We are not providing any advice or recommendations here.

There are various resources where you can seek help.

You could use Online-Therapy if you feel you need counselling.

If you live in the UK then this list of resources from the NHS may help you find help.

If you live in the USA then you could contact Mental Health America who may be able to assist you further.

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Amanda Knowles

Amanda Knowled is an Applied Psychologist, with a deep interest in psychopathology and neuropsychology and how psychology impacts and permeates every aspect of our environment. She has worked in Clinical settings (as Special Ed. Counselor, CBT Therapist) and has contributed at local Universities as a Faculty member from time to time. She has a graduate degree in English Literature and feels very connected to how literature and psychology interact. She feels accountable and passionate about making a "QUALITY" contribution to the overall global reform and well-being. She actively seeks out opportunities where she can spread awareness and make a positive difference across the globe for the welfare of our global society.