Below is Pima County’s Recovery Plan as mentioned during today’s skills building workshop:
What am I learning and how am I using it to support my recovery?
What support groups in the community am I attending (12-Step, Al-Anon, SMART, Celebrate Recovery, S.O.B.E.R. Project, etc.) & how often?
How would attending a treatment or support group made up of only people of my gender be beneficial to my recovery? Am I willing to attend at least one such group per week? If so, which one?
Who is a person of my gender (preferably in substance abuse recovery) who I can talk to about my recovery—especially when I am having cravings? Why did I choose this person?
How would individual therapy improve my ability to stay sober?
What else do I need to support my recovery?
How will resolving these issues affect my recovery?
How will resolving these issues affect my ability to reunify with my child(ren) and my ability to stay reunified with my child(ren)?
What still needs to be done to resolve them?
What assistance do I need in resolving them?
What negative self-talk causes or reinforces these emotions?
What can I tell myself instead to change these emotions?
What steps am I taking to deal with these emotions?
What else do I need to deal with these emotions?
What were the recommendations of my psychological evaluation (if required by CPS)?
What am I willing to do about these recommendations and why?
What steps am I taking to become physically healthy?
What assistance do I need to become more physically healthy?
Who is my primary care doctor and when was I last seen by her/him? (It is usually recommended to have a physical exam every year.) Have I shared with my doctor that I am in recovery? If not, why not? Why would it be helpful for my doctor to know this about me?
What alternatives to narcotics are available to deal with pain?
Do I want to have more children? If so, when? If not (at least for now), what am I doing to prevent this? How would an unplanned pregnancy affect my life right now?
Who do I have healthy relationships with now? (please provide initials)
Who do I have unhealthy relationships with now? (please provide initials)
What choices do I need to make about my unhealthy relationships?
What does “setting boundaries” mean to me?
What boundaries am I setting to keep my relationships healthy?
What help do I need in developing and/or keeping healthy relationships?
How will starting a new intimate relationship at this time impact my sobriety and reunification?
If I am in a relationship that has been (or still is) verbally, emotionally, physically or sexually harmful, what am I willing to do to protect myself and my recovery and stay on the path of reunification with my child(ren)? If I am already reunified with my child(ren), what am I willing to do to protect them from verbal, emotional, physical or sexual abuse? Who will I call? Where will I live? How will I support myself?
How am I a different parent now than when I was using?
What are my strengths as a parent?
What parenting issues might come up that could threaten my recovery?
What parenting skills do I want to improve?
What am I doing to improve my parenting skills?
Are they willing to help me take an occasional “time-out” from parenting if necessary to protect my recovery and my children?
Will I need child care? If so, who have I identified as a safe and reliable child care provider? How will I pay for child care? What help do I need in finding appropriate child care?
What else do I need to become the parent I want to be?
What do I spend my time, energy and money on now?
Based on these answers, what are my values now that I am in recovery?
Is having a spiritual life important to my recovery? Why or why not?
If it is important, what am I doing to strengthen my spiritual life?
What else do I need to strengthen my spiritual life?
Why is it important for myself, my recovery and my child(ren) to have safe and stable housing?
Do I currently have safe and stable housing for myself and my child(ren)?
If so, what do I need to do to keep this housing?
If not, what are my plans for obtaining safe and stable housing?
Do I want to further my education or attend a job training program? If so, what steps have I taken to start this?
What other steps am I taking now to financially support myself and my child(ren)?
What assistance do I need to become the provider I want to be?
What interests do I have have?
What do I want to get better at or do more of?
Who am I having fun with?
What else do I need or want to do for myself?
Do I feel like others in recovery have shared their experiences with me? If so, how?
How could sharing my experiences affect my recovery and the recovery of others?
Am I interested in becoming a peer mentor to other parents involved in CPS/FDC? Why or why not?
Are there other ways of sharing my experiences in which I am interested? If so, what are they?