Worksheets

Below you can download the worksheets and infor­ma­tional fliers that we have found most helpful in our work with young people. We have also included a few sentences explaining how to use each work­sheet. If you are an adult with questions about how to use these worksheets effectively with youth or you are a young person yourself with questions about these documents, get in touch with us and we will be happy to help.

Assessing Areas of Impact

Ask youth to fill out worksheet; you might say that you want to explore how different parts of life are impacted by substance use. Be sure to explain the scale: 1 means that the area is least impacted and 4 means most impacted. Ask open-ended questions to youth about which areas are most impacted by their substance use (or other problematic behavior) to help them learn more about their behavior and increase motivation to change. | DOWNLOAD FILE (pdf)

Daily Marijuana Self-Tracker

This worksheet helps youth gain insight about the environment and moods associated with their substance use. Youth can answer yes or no questions related to substance use, use check marks to answer questions related to the environment where substances were used, and jot down any thoughts, or feelings related to using. This worksheet can be helpful for youth to understand how their environment and mood affects their substance use. | DOWNLOAD FILE (Word doc)

Leisure Questionnaire

This worksheet comes from the evidence based treatment A-CRA, and has a list of activities for youth to consider trying. Ask the youth to identify their level of interest in each activity by checking the appropriate box. Once the youth identifies several activities of interest, they can be broken down into four categories. The four categories are free, costs money, done alone, or done with other people. This grid can then be used to schedule and plan future activities. | DOWNLOAD FILE (Word doc)

Marijuana as Medicine

Hearing about marijuana being used as medicine can lead youth to believe that this substance is harmless. This worksheet gives facts to youth about how marijuana affects them. | DOWNLOAD FILE (pdf)

Pros and Cons

This worksheet asks youth to reflect on the short term and long term pros and cons of using substances. Once the youth has filled out every category, he or she will often notice that there are few short term pros and even fewer long term pros of using substances. You may also want to use the youth’s short term pros of substance use to discuss different ways to achieve the same goal. Ex: if a youth lists “feeling relaxed” as a short term pro, it can be helpful to brainstorm healthy ways to relax, such as going for a walk or listening to music. | DOWNLOAD FILE (pdf)

Values Worksheets

Values List

This worksheet has a list of values with definitions for youth to use along with other value worksheets, such as values order of importance and the values activity sheet. | DOWNLOAD FILE (Word doc)

Values Order of Importance

Using the values list above as a reference, ask the youth to write down which values are most important to them. You can link this conversation to substance use by observing what happens to each of these high priority values when the youth uses substances. Observing that substance use does not agree with one’s values can help increase motivation for change. | DOWNLOAD FILE (Word doc)

Values Activity Sheet

Once you have talked about how substance use fits into their value system, this worksheet helps youth begin to identify the activities that support their personal values. Ask the youth to write down what behaviors or actions they did within the past week that supported their values. You may also use this sheet to set goals around scheduling future activities that help reinforce values. | DOWNLOAD FILE (Word doc)

Wheel of Change

This worksheet is based on Prochaska and DiClemente’s change model and is used by SUN Project Staff to help youth understand the change process. When a young person recognizes that change is a process, not an event, he or she can often be more compassionate and patient with him or herself. Additionally, if you and the youth are able to identify what state of change the youth currently identifies with, you can then begin a conversation about what would help the youth move forward with change. | DOWNLOAD FILE (pdf)

Body Scan Script

This meditation exercise is helpful for youth to begin to practice meditation, focus on being in the moment and increase mind-body awareness. | DOWNLOAD FILE (Word doc)

Nine Dots Exercise

This worksheet asks youth to connect all nine dots together using four lines, without lifting their pen or retracing any lines while connecting. Youth are required to think outside of the box to find a solution. This activity has been used by SUN staff to help youth disconnect from racing thoughts and be present in the moment. | DOWNLOAD FILE (pdf)

Parent Prevention Guides

General Guide | DOWNLOAD FILE (Word doc)

Talking Points for Tough Questions | DOWNLOAD FILE (Word doc)

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