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.
Problem-busting: just talk to the problem
Problem-solving worksheet This is a 2-page cartoon-ridden worksheet that helps the reader explore a new way to approach a problem, by talking to the darned thing! Grab a pen, start where it says “START HERE,” and follow the arrows. (Word document format) This isn’t madness. For anyone who’s curious, the formal background supporting this […]
Outside-the-Box Recovery Fun.
LIGHTHEARTED SUPPLEMENTS FOR HARD RECOVERY WORK (free!). Everyone knows recovery is hard work. This little booklet presents several light-hearted handouts to lighten the load, all centered around recovery.
Mindfulness Writing Worksheet
This one-page mindfulness exercise focuses on physical sensations. It helps clients capture the experience on paper, grounding them in a safe place, i.e. something tangible. Providers can later visually see the client’s work, celebrate their efforts, and offer guidance when needed.
CBT Puzzle: A Problem with Lots of Solutions
This “Find-the-difference” CBT puzzle features a problem with lots of solutions. It’s good for a little fun with groups, as well as an interesting way to introduce brain-storming and cognitive behavioral therapy.
Replacing Drugs With the Good stuff
Giving up drugs creates an enormous hole in your life. Beforehand addiction took up most of your time, and now that you’re clean, there’s something missing. You often don’t know what to do with yourself. Sound familiar? This free 2-page worksheet is about filling that hole with something worthwhile.