Substance Use Diary

There are three excellent reasons for keeping track of your daily use of chemicals such as nicotine, caffeine, alcohol, and other substances.

For one, you may not have the slightest idea how much you ingest on a daily basis. Therefore you are not aware of their potential effect on your physical and emotional health.

By paying attention to your patterns of substance use you can easily see where to cut back. When you know how much you ingest you’ll appreciate how the substance may be linked to you losing your temper.

Keep a daily log of each time during the day when you have a cigarette, drink a cup of coffee, (include the size of the container in ounces), your alcohol use, and other substances. Make note of the times that you smoke and drink at the same time. Also note your anger level directly before using the substance and your anger level immediately after using. Make note of whether your were calm, relaxed, irritated, angry or very angry. The following is an example set-up.

Maintain your substance use diary. It will reveal not only when and what substance you require to get through the day, but how often you get angry and what it takes to get you anger-free.

This report is not a diagnosis. We hope this information can guide you toward improving your life.

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