99 Recovery Word Journal Prompts

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Writing every day in your journal is extremely therapeutic. Here are 99 Recovery Word Journal prompts to get you going. #journaling #recovery #sobriety #journalprompts

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Get a notebook, a pen, and somewhere quiet to write.  It’s time to start journaling in recovery.

Now, where to begin? Your mind draws a blank. You are not trying to tell your story of addiction recovery. So, what do you write?

Here I have recovery word journal prompts to kick-start your creativity and get your brain’s journaling juice flowing.

These are not long prompted.  Each prompt is one single word. (sometimes two words combined)  You still need to dig deep and write from the heart.

Read on to get the entire list, your free addiction recovery journal, and different ways to use recovery word journal prompts

How To Use Recovery Word Journal Prompts

There is NO set way to journal. Journaling is your OWN therapy. Do what’s best for you and what feels right to you.

The cool thing about these single word prompts are that there are so many ways to use them. Here are a few to get you going.

1. Don’t write the definition but, explain what the word means to you.

        2. Make an acrostic poem.  Here is an example of what acrostic is.  We will use the word sober.


One way to use the recovery word journal prompts from Unjunkiefied. This example is an acrostic poem using the word SOBER. Continue reading to get 99 Recovery word journal prompts. #addictionrecovery #recoveryprompts #sobriety #sobretyjournal #recoveryjournaling #acrosticpoem

3. Write about a moment in your life where you experienced the “recovery word”.

4. Journal about how you overcame the “recovery word” or how you avoided it, used it, etc.

5. Start writing whatever comes to mind when you read that word.

6. Make a drawing, painting, coloring, or any artistic expression of the recovery word.

7. Pick 4 or 5 different recovery words and explain how they relate to one another in your life.

Now that you know a few ways to use each word, it’s time to get on to the good stuff. The actual recovery journal prompts.

FYI – You can be in recovery from ANYTHING to use these words. Each word can mean something different to each person.

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Your Journal Prompts for Recovery

Each of these words is relatable to addiction, recovery, and your life in addiction recovery.

If you start writing in your journal and go completely off track from the journal prompt, that is fine.  These recovery word journal prompts are simply a starting point.  These prompts are a guide.  It’s what the word means to you and how it makes you feel.

Your List of 99 Recovery Word Journal Prompts

  1. Powerlessness
  2. Gratitude
  3. Hope
  4. Sobriety
  5. Worthless
  6. Pointless
  7. Sadness
  8. Irony
  9. Troubled
  10. Loneliness
  11. Childhood
  12. Isolation
  13. Euphoric
  14. Insanity
  15. Triggers

  1. Relapse
  2. Strength
  3. Regret
  4. Homeless
  5. Change
  6. Temptation
  7. Prostitution
  8. Overdose
  9. Depression
  10. Denial
  11. Enabling
  12. Treatment
  13. Methadone
  14. Suicide
  15. Painful
  16. Happiness
  17. Horror
  18. Fear
  19. Habit
  20. Obsession

Journaling is the best form of self therapy. Writing about overcoming your addiction and life as a recovering addict will help you move forward to improve your life in sobriety. Here are 99 recovery word journal prompts to use. #addictionrecovery #recoveryprompts #journalprompts #recoverywords #journalinginrecovery

  1. Abuse
  2. Withdrawal
  3. Toxicity
  4. Choices
  5. Coping
  6. Relationships
  7. Death
  8. Anger
  9. Solitude
  10. Clarity
  11. Compassion
  12. Encouragement
  13. Forgiveness
  14. Stigma
  15. Mistakes
  16. Believe
  17. Equality
  18. Beginning
  19. Fresh Start
  20. Epidemic
  21. Addiction
  22. Recovery
  23. Clarity
  24. Trauma
  25. Courage
  26. Resilient
  27. Overcomer
  28. Wreckage
  29. Demons
  30. Self-harm
  31. Eating-disorder
  32. Convict
  33. Harassment
  34. Embarrassment
  35. Promises
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  1. Dreams
  2. Codependent
  3. Badass
  4. Junkie
  5. Ruthless
  6. Self-care
  7. Friendship
  8. Narcissist
  9. Warrior
  10. Unstoppable
  11. Sick
  12. Sober
  13. Alcoholic
  14. Spiteful
  15. Never ending
  16. Inner beauty
  17. Broken
  18. Chemical imbalance
  19. Purpose
  20. Message
  21. Support
  22. Recovering addict
  23. Self-sufficient
  24. Adaptable
  25. Resourceful
  26. Betrayal
  27. Start over
  28. Purpose
  29. Survivor

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Prompts For Recovery Journaling

I know that at least ONE of these 99 recovery word journal prompts will ignite a flame inside of you to get all of those thoughts out of your head and into your journal.

Journaling in recovery allows you to express yourself in ways you never thought possible.  It is said that “Recovery is Selfish”.  It’s all about you so, get to work on discovering and healing YOU!

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  1. felicity kelly says

    THanks for these journal prompts – they were a big help in my journaling session this morning! I found your website just by searching.

    • Natasha says

      Thank you. I’m glad they helped you in your journaling session. If you haven’t yet, you should sign up for the free “Get Your Shine On” addiction recovery journal. Also, there are a few journaling products in the works. Sign up and stay updated. IT’s free. 🙂

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