The Outside-the-Box Recovery
Relapse Prevention Plan
Re-introducing the Outside-the-Box Recovery Relapse Prevention Plan. (This link will take you to the store, where you can download a clean and updated version for free!)
The handout includes 4 pages:
Page 1 is a checklist identifying warning symptoms and triggers, negative effects of drugs/alcohol, and the good stuff about being clean & sober.
Page 2 is about skills and fun, i.e. how to deal with stress and build resilience against cravings. If you haven’t ever searched elgoog.im or done a barrel row with your computer, you’ll have fun with this one.
Page 3, goofy and serious, takes on emergency craving management.
Page 4 describes additional ways to strengthen recovery.
Ideally the handout would be filled out in advance, but it can serve as an acute rescue packet too.
Interested in more?
Don’t forget to take a look at the (hopefully) upcoming Outside-the-Box Recovery Workbook. It’s written for drug and alcohol counselors to use with clients as well as for anyone who’s trying to take on an addiction. If you’re looking for something different, this book is for you!
Filled with relapse prevention & coping skills, alter egos, art assignments, fiction-writing, puzzles, and much more, The Outside-the-Box Recovery Workbook takes the reader on a 30-day introductory journey through the world of sobriety. This book is about surviving addiction and creating a life worth living. It’s meant to be the first of a series of similar workbooks. It will be available in 2022, if the gods allow.
Need something more immediate? Check out the free and low-cost recovery booklets available in the store.