How to Manage Negative Thoughts and Emotions
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How to Manage Negative Thoughts and Emotions Associated With Substance Abuse
Source: U.S. DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES, Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, Center for Substance Abuse Treatment. Substance Abuse Relapse Prevention for Older Adults: A Group Treatment Approach 2005
Recognize unpleasant thoughts and negative self-talk
Interrupt repetitive thoughts or self-talk
Make a positive and accurate statement
Solve the problem or address the issue that brought about these unpleasant thoughts and negative self-talk
(Example) No one likes me.
(Example) I have some close friends who care about me. My friend Joe always helps me when I need a favor.
Correcting Negative Self-Talk