Developing a Sober Plan "not planning is planning to fail "
Introduction <ul><li>Pride Institute </li></ul><ul><ul><li>  leaders in Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender (LGBT) Men...
Identifying Your Triggers <ul><ul><li>Emotions </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Thinking Erros </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>High R...
Create a Specific Sober Plan of Action <ul><li>Emotional Example: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>when I feel lonely, </li></ul></ul...
Create a Specific Sober Plan of Action <ul><li>Thinking Error Example: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>when I blame others for my ad...
Create a Specific Sober Plan of Action <ul><li>High Risk Example: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>On my Birthday, </li></ul></ul><ul...
Learn more <ul><li>www.Pride-Institute.com </li></ul><ul><li>www.SoberHood.org </li></ul>
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SoberHood participated in an online presentation by the Pride Institute on Coping with Holiday Stress. How to develop a specific sober plan was a huge take away. Its a method that transcends the Holidays and the LGBT community. Go to pride-institute.com and soberhood.org to find other valuable resources. SoberHood is a nonprofit that provides drug free housing to under served and at risk populations such as Gay Sober Housing

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Developing A Sober Plan

  1. 1. Developing a Sober Plan &quot;not planning is planning to fail &quot;
  2. 2. Introduction <ul><li>Pride Institute </li></ul><ul><ul><li>  leaders in Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender (LGBT) Mental Health and Chemical Dependency </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>content of these slides were primarily taken from an interactive web presentation provided by the Pride Institute. A recording of this presentation and many other valuable resources are available at at www.pride-institute.com </li></ul></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><li>SoberHood </li></ul><ul><ul><li>a non profit based in Austin, Texas deticated to reducing the high cost of addiction while improving the health and well being of at risk and under served populations and society as a whole </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Sober Living Programs: housing, recovery, health/wellness, life skills... </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Awareness Campaigns </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Community Building </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>go to www.soberhood.org for more information </li></ul></ul>
  3. 3. Identifying Your Triggers <ul><ul><li>Emotions </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Thinking Erros </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>High Risk Situations </li></ul></ul>
  4. 4. Create a Specific Sober Plan of Action <ul><li>Emotional Example: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>when I feel lonely, </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>I will </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>call Bill, a friend, at 555-555-5555 </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>go to a 12 Step Meeting at 111 Street Name which are at 7am, noon, or 7pm </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>go for a 15 min run </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>What emotion triggers you? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>What will you do when this happens? </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>be specific </li></ul></ul></ul></ul>
  5. 5. Create a Specific Sober Plan of Action <ul><li>Thinking Error Example: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>when I blame others for my addiction, </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>I will </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>call Kim, my sponsor, at 555-555-5555 </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>journal for an hour </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>volunteer at the downtown soup kitchen </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>What thinking errors triggers you? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>What will you do when this happens? </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>be specific </li></ul></ul></ul></ul>
  6. 6. Create a Specific Sober Plan of Action <ul><li>High Risk Example: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>On my Birthday, </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>I will </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>paint ceramics with my niece, June, at the Clay Pot Ceramics Store </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>go to a 12 Step Meeting at 7 pm at 111 Street Name </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>I will invite Abe, Ben, Cindy, and David, friends in recovery, to go to dinner with me  </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>What high risk events trigger you? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>What will you do when this happens? </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>be specific </li></ul></ul></ul></ul>
  7. 7. Learn more <ul><li>www.Pride-Institute.com </li></ul><ul><li>www.SoberHood.org </li></ul>

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