Stages of Change in Recovery
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Stages of Change in recovery encompass six stages. Which stage are you in? What needs to be done to go to the next stage? Do you slip back and forth into early stages?
"Who, me?" Unaware or barely aware of a problem.
No intention of changing behavior in foreseeable future.
Aware of a problem, but not yet ready to change.
Dealing with ambivalence, weighing the pros and cons.
Turns ambivalence into intention to take action.
Sets reachable goals and makes specific plans.
Commitment is clear.
Modifies behavior, experiences, and environment to address the problem.
Stabilizes behavioral changes and engages in new behaviors.
Chooses effective support system.
Viewed as a temporary loss of motivation.
Relapse happens! A learning experience.
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