Decisional Balance Sheet 

Continue to Drink as Before Abstain from Alcohol
Benefits Costs
Helps me relax Could lose my family
Enjoy drinking with friends Bad example for my children
  Spending too much money
  Impairing my mental health
Might lose my job
Wasting my time/life
Benefits Costs
Less family conflict I enjoy getting high
More time with my children What to do about my friends
Feel better physically How to deal with stess
Helps with money problem
  
   
   

 - Miller, W., & Rollnick, S. (2002). Motivational Interviewing, Preparing  People for Change, 16