Values Clarification

Values clarification is a technique used in drug and alcohol prevention programs that focuses on teaching social values and positive attitudes. This strategy helps individuals explore and understand their values, beliefs and priorities, facilitating alignment between their actions and what is truly important to them. This understanding aids in making informed decisions and living a life free from substance abuse.

In addiction recovery, values clarification is a key component of therapy and counselling, assisting individuals in uncovering their personal principles and determining their true priorities. This process provides insight into the reasons behind self-destructive behaviors and how to effect positive change.

Originating in the 1960s amidst cultural shifts, values clarification has been adapted for addiction treatment, encouraging reflection on life aspects like integrity, relationships, personal growth and spirituality. This approach shifts the focus from substance abuse to personal values, enabling individuals to understand the impact of their actions and make value-aligned decisions for their life.

Values clarification / Lifecoaching Et Al

Values clarification is a process essential in understanding and aligning personal values, especially relevant in the field of addiction recovery. This approach, evolving from various definitions in literature, involves continuously defining and acting upon what one deems most important in life. In addiction treatment, values clarification aids individuals in examining their personal beliefs and priorities, thereby aligning their actions with these values, which is fundamental for recovery.

Kirschenbaum describes values clarification as a method that teaches the valuing process through activities and questions, helping individuals apply this process in significant areas of their lives. This approach is not about imposing moral judgment but understanding and embracing one’s personal truths. It’s about teaching skills for lifelong value formation rather than enforcing a specific set of values.

Values clarification is particularly important in addiction recovery. It involves exercises that start with recognising a value-related issue like apathy, followed by interventions using various strategies. These exercises focus on helping individuals become more aware of their values, encompassing topics like friendship, family, health and substance use. The process ensures a safe space for discussing different perspectives and applying valuing skills to resolve issues.

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