Defense Mechanisms
Just For Today
Recovery Review

Coping Skills
Murdaugh Murders
100

Refusal to accept the reality of a situation.

Denial


100

Today's just for today was about:

Rebellion

100

_______ can be a trigger for many people in early recovery

(Money, people, places, relationships, etc...)

100

In order to process difficult emotions, ______ can be helpful if you are unable to to verbalize it

Journaling


100

What were some warning signs of substance abuse within this case?

(Societal pressure, wealth, power, etc)

200

An attempt to make up for a weakness in one area by excelling in another area

Compensation

200

_________  allows us to uncover, evaluate, and alter our rebellious patterns 

The inventory process/personal inventory

200

This is the first level of care in treatment:

Detox

200

What is one example of practicing mindfulness?

(Yoga, Meditation, listening to sounds)

200

Within the Murdaugh family, Paul was described as the ______ of the family

"Black sheep"

300

Directing feelings at someone or something other than the source of those feelings

Displacement

300

Holding on to __________ can lead us away from our program of recovery. 

Resentments

300

This is the first step:

We admitted we were powerless over our addiction and that our lives had become unmanageable.

300

True of false: Every coping skill is healthy

False!!

Substance abuse is also a coping skill (an unhealth one)

300

It appears that Paul's family and friends ______ him

Enabled

400

Holding back feelings

Repression

400

Automatic rejection of _______ seems to be a troubling character defect for many addicts.

Authority

400

You need to set firm _____ during early recovery

Boundaries

400

Name 2 healthy coping skills

Talking to a friend/therapist, Journaling, exercise, meditation, etc

400
Where did the Murdaugh murders happen?

South Carolina

500

Transforming unacceptable behaviors into acceptable ones

Sublimation

500

"We need not lose ______ when we become rebellious."

FAITH

500

Daily _____ are helpful in setting a positive tone for the day

Affirmations

500

Name 2 unhealthy coping skills

Fighting, avoiding, using alcohol/drugs, excessive sleep

500

Paul's BAC was ___ the legal limit while driving the boat

3x

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