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AODA: Alcohol & Other Drug Abuse & Substance Use Disorder Resources: Understanding Habits

Substance Use Disorder Counseling (SUDC)

3 Steps to Forming a Habit

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Make behavior CHANGES too small to fail

Make a Plan Take Advantage of Habit "Cue - Response - Reward" Loop

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Image source:  The Power of Habit: Why We Do What We Do in Life and Business

When I (Cue/Trigger)_______________,

I will (New Routine)________________

which provides me with (Reward)___________________.

Make it easier to do the new habit than the old habit

make old habits unpalatable

The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People

  • Habit 1: Be Proactive® ...
  • Habit 2: Begin With the End in Mind® ...
  • Habit 3: Put First Things First® ...
  • Habit 4: Think Win-Win® ...
  • Habit 5: Seek First to Understand, Then to Be Understood® ...
  • Habit 6: Synergize® ...
  • Habit 7: Sharpen the Saw®
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