Welcome to the June 2021 Outside-the-Box Recovery Newsletter, where the goal is promote a lust for sober living through art, reflection, humor, puzzles, and other forms of unique *clinically-oriented* recovery material.
Recovery quiz? Whether you’re looking for a platform to discuss denial, commitment, social support, coping skills, and memory… or simply something fun but therapeutic, this free quiz is what you need!
The goal of this newsletter is to promote a lust for sober living through art, puzzles, humor, and other forms of unique recovery material. It’s written for addiction counselors and their clients. Our slogan: We’re illustrated, fun, and professional. We’re Outside-the-Box Recovery! (Yaaay!)
The best way to understand the zones of recovery is to understand your own zone. To identify your personal needs (and zone-related questions), take this handy-dandy quiz and we’ll talk you through it.
Outside-the-Box Recovery: Replacing Drugs With the Good Stuff The worksheet below is for addiction counselors to use with clients, as well as for anyone who is in recovery. Giving up drugs creates an enormous hole in your life. Beforehand addiction took up most of your time, and now that you’re clean, you often don’t know […]
Addiction counselor, creativity guru, and humorist in one, THE OUTSIDE-THE-BOX RECOVERY WORKBOOK balances evidence-based medicine with that right-brained energy needed to survive addiction and create a life worth living.
Many addicts say it’s harder to quit than keep using. To stay sober and clean, they need to face overwhelming challenges: tremendous guilt, low self-esteem, isolation, an irate family, problems finding work, and the demand that they change their lives and attitudes and belief systems… it would seem easier to simply keep using.
Let me start by saying I don’t have a definitive opinion about marijuana. I don’t support it. I don’t not support it. I have had patients in the past smoke it legally and effectively. Others ran into problems. Everyone is unique, and I’m not here to judge. But I am here to educate, […]