Coping Skills
Triggers
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True/False
Healthy or Unhealthy?
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What is a coping skill?

A coping skill is something we can do to help manage our feelings or to deal with stressful situations. 

100

What is a Trigger?

Any stimuli that might cause a person to be remembered of a time of using substances. 

100

What new coping skill are you going to try or would like to try?

FREE POINTS!

100

True or False: Talking to others is a healthy coping skill?

True.

100

Exercise?

Healthy.

200

Name an example of a coping skill.

Talking, walking away, coloring, listening to music, etc

200

What are some examples of triggers?

Triggers are feelings, experiences, people, places, things, and sensory that you associate with your drinking or drug use.  

200

What is an example of a distraction coping skill?

Tv, movies, reading, drawing, knitting, games, etc.

200

True or False: Every coping skill is healthy?

False. Some coping skills might make things worse, like sleeping the whole day or eating too much junk food.

200

Eating junk food?

Unhealthy if it is too much.

300

Taking your mind off the problem for a while is this type of coping skill?

Distraction.



300

What should you do if something triggers you?

Use a coping skill! (Give one example if haven't already).

300

Can you can calm down your body by slowing your breath?

Yes!


300

True or False: A coping skill that is helpful for you might not be helpful for someone else?

True. Everyone benefits from different coping skills, because we are all unique.

300

Scream into a pillow?

Healthy.

400

Centering and grounding yourself in the moment is what type of coping skill?

Mindfulness.

400

What are the three main types of triggers?

Internal, External, and Sensory. 

400

How are coping skills helpful?

Builds confidence, manages emotions, helps us tackle challenges, etc.

400

True or False: Coping skills are something everyone is born knowing how to do?

False: Coping skills are learned throughout our lives.

400

Arguing?

Unhealthy.

500

Picturing a light switch, in your mind and imagine yourself actually moving it from ON to OFF stopping the drug or alcohol thoughts and tying a rubber band loosely around your wrist, pulling the band and snap it lightly against your wrist as you say, “NO”, to the drug/or alcohol thoughts - is what type of coping skill?

Thought-Stopping Techniques.

500

Why is it helpful to identify what your triggers are?

If you know what your triggers are, you can be more prepared to handle them.

500

What makes a coping skill unhealthy?

If it does more harm than good to myself or others; Examples: substance use, excessively spending money, self-harm, etc.

500

True or False: Healthy coping skills are used to avoid problems in our lives?

False. Coping skills help us work through problems in a healthy way. 

Healthy coping skills help us work through our problems and emotions. We will never be able to avoid all problems!

500

Hitting people?

Unhealthy and dangerous.

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