How does it affect me? – Live Well Centre

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How does it affect me?

As you’ve seen, no matter which substance you’re using, it can have a huge effect on your life.

On this page is an exercise where you explore the areas of your life which substance might affect.

This exercise can help you to think of some areas of your life you may have overlooked, and how alcohol or drugs may have impacted them. Once you’re done, you might find it helpful to stick it up somewhere you’ll see it, like on the fridge.

If you’re struggling to think of anything, you can go back to the substance section and look at the awareness information for more ideas.

Get started

This exercise is to think about how substance use affects you. You could think about your emotions before or after going out, the financial cost, or maybe the impact on your circle of friends.

Download the worksheet to help you

Unfortunately the worksheet is not fully accessible, but it can be printed out and filled in by hand, or you can do the exercise with a pen and paper or on your phone’s notes app.

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