Depression and Drug Use CBT Worksheet

Give your patient this Depression and Drug Use CBT Worksheet to understand signs of depression from substance withdrawal and identify effective coping strategies. 

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By Patricia Buenaventura on Apr 08, 2024.

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What is Cognitive Behavioral Therapy?

Evidence-based psychotherapy, CBT or , focuses on the connection between a person�??s behavior, thoughts, and feelings. Used as a standalone or in combination with other therapeutic approaches, CBT can be used to treat various mental health conditions such as anxiety, depression, eating disorders, substance abuse disorders, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), and phobias.

CBT is rooted in the idea that thoughts can influence emotions and actions. CBT aims to help individuals identify and change negative thought patterns contributing to their distress while developing realistic, positive thoughts for healthier emotional responses and better adaptive behaviors through identifying negative thoughts, goal-setting, practicing new coping skills, self-monitoring, and problem-solving.

Individuals who attend CBT sessions, alone or in combination with other treatment plans, should be more capable of being more aware of their thinking patterns and knowledgeable about how to use the skills they�??ve gained to change their negative thoughts to ones that�??ll help them develop healthier well-being.

Printable Depression and Drug Use CBT Worksheet

Download this Depression and Drug Use CBT Worksheet to help clients improve their self-awareness skills and determine all signs of depression.

How to use the Depression and Drug Use CBT Worksheet:

Step One. Access and Download the Template

Access and download the digital and printable version of the �??Depression and Drug Use CBT Worksheet�?� template by doing either of the following:

  • Clicking the �??Use Template�?� or �??Download Template�?� button
  • Searching for �??Depression and Drug Use CBT Worksheet�?� in Carepatron�??s template library�??s search bar on the app or website

Step Two. Fill the Template

Give your client a copy of the template to answer. As they do so, you may use the sample template to visually explain how to answer the template or clarify certain sections they may need help with. Don�??t forget to assure your clients that they can take it slow and answer it in any manner - bullet points, phrases, or sentences - they�??re comfortable with. 

Step Three. Discuss the Template

After they answer it, as stated in the resource, you must discuss the answers they�??ve written for the conversation question. You may also discuss the depression symptoms they�??ve experienced. Talking about the template will help you know more about the client and formulate or adjust the treatment plan as needed.

Step Four. Securely Store the Template

Since the template has sensitive information, you must store the template in a secure physical location or on Carepatron, a HIPAA-compliant EHR, and limit access to the document to only relevant parties. 

Depression and Drug Use CBT Worksheet Example

We�??ve provided a downloadable PDF file of a completed �??Depression and Drug Use CBT Worksheet�?� template for you to use as a visual aid, educational resource, or guide to better explain to your client how to fill out the worksheet. However, note that the answers provided in the sample are fictional. 

Obtain a digital and printable copy of the example worksheet by clicking the �??Download Example PDF�?� button. 

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Depression and Drug Use CBT Worksheet Example

When would you use this Depression and Drug Use CBT Worksheet?

Psychiatrists, psychologists, and therapists who are licensed, experienced, and have a CBT certification can use the �??Depression and Drug Use CBT Worksheet�?� if:

  • The client is exhibiting symptoms of depression caused by substance withdrawal
  • The client is looking for more effective coping strategies for their depression caused by drug withdrawal on their journey to recovery to prevent relapse

Do note that the template may have considered a client in a Treatment and Rehabilitation Center, but the template can be used with any client you think may benefit from answering the worksheet. Aside from that, if clients find the exercise helpful, you may also give them a copy to complete. 

What are the benefits of using this Depression and Drug Use CBT Worksheet?

Improved Self-Awareness

A section of the worksheet will require the patient to check all signs of depression they may be experiencing. Through this exercise and the template, the client will consequently improve their self-awareness skills, especially if this worksheet - alongside others that will improve one�??s self-awareness - will be completed multiple times. 

Insight into the Patient�??s Condition

Suppose the client answers the worksheet before they head to a treatment and rehabilitation center or start their recovery journey. In that case, you can get an insight into their condition to help you strengthen your bond and formulate an effective treatment plan. 

Monitor the Patient�??s Condition or Progress

Not only can the template be used during the first few sessions with the client, but you can also have the client answer the worksheet after a few months in their recovery journey to see if the suggested coping strategies are working. 

Digitally Accessible

Our free Depression and Drug Use CBT worksheet can be used, customized, and completed as a digital file accessed on a PDF editor or Carepatron on any gadget you have. If you open, store, and limit viewing access on Carepatron, you�??re assured that only relevant parties can access documents. 

How long does it normally take to accomplish the Depression and Drug Use CBT Worksheet?
How long does it normally take to accomplish the Depression and Drug Use CBT Worksheet?

Commonly asked questions

How long does it normally take to accomplish the Depression and Drug Use CBT Worksheet?

It can take at least 30 minutes for a client to accomplish the Depression and Drug Use CBT Worksheet. However, completing the exercise will take longer, given that you and your client must discuss their answers in the second half of the worksheet. 

When is this Depression and Drug Use CBT Worksheet best used?

The Depression and Drug Use CBT Worksheet is best used when the client is exhibiting symptoms of depression due to drug withdrawal and 2-4 months into their recovery period to assess the effectiveness of the treatment.

Who can use the Depression and Drug Use CBT Worksheet?

CBT-certified practitioners can use the Depression and Drug Use CBT Worksheet on clients who show symptoms of depression precisely because of drug withdrawal, not because they are clinically depressed.

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