My reasons for stopping

People decide to reduce or stop using opioids for very good reasons. This Recovery Tool will help you consider and list the reasons you may want to cut down or stop altogether.

Directions: For the statements that apply, select the choice that best describes how important it is to you. Then, think about your top three reasons for quitting. You can use the space at the bottom to add other reasons. Use the "Printable Version" button at the bottom of the page to print your information.

You can:

  • Share this with people in your support network when you talk about treatment options and what matters most to you.
  • Make a copy for yourself to remember the reasons you decided to quit.
  • Refer to it when you are tempted to use.

The interactive tools on this site do not store information. You can enter your information and print out the worksheets and questionnaires for your own use. No personal information is recorded or stored. This protects the confidential nature of the information.

To save your information for your future use, print out the completed form before you leave the page. You can also save the completed form as a file on your personal computer or email it to yourself or someone you trust.

For myself

  • Not Important
  • Somewhat Important
  • Very Important
  • Not Applicable

 1. I am worried about my health.

worried about my health

 2. I do not want to go to jail/prison.

do not want to go to jail or prison

 3. I want the law off my back.

want the law off my back

 4. I want to keep or get a job.

want to keep or get job

 5. I do not want to feel sick all the time.

do not want to feel sick all the time

 6. I want to go or stay in school.

want to go or stay in school

 7. I cannot afford my drug use.

cannot afford drug use

 8. I am tired of the hassle.

tired of the hassle

 9. I do not like being around other users.

do not like being around other users

10. Getting and using drugs takes all my time.

drugs take up all my time

For the people I love

  • Not Applicable
  • Very Important
  • Somewhat Important
  • Not Important

11. I am or want to get pregnant.

want to get pregnant

12. I want to set a better example for my children.

set better example for my children

13. I want to see my children more.

want to see my children more

14. I want better relationships with my family or partner.

want better relationships with family or partner

For my quality of life

  • Not Applicable
  • Very Important
  • Somewhat Important
  • Not Important

15. I want to feel more in control of my life.

want more control over my life

16. I want to do other things with my life.

want to do other things with my life

17. I can do better than this.

can do better than this

18. Things seem to be getting worse.

things getting worse

19. I want to respect myself.

want to respect myself

20. I want to live like other people.

want to live like other people

Other reasons:

My Reasons for Stopping

Below are your answers to the questionnaire that you just finished. Located at the top of this page, you will find icons either to print or email the results to your provider.