by Kim Rosenthal, MD
Everyone knows: Recovery is hard work. Especially in the beginning, there’s little play, little joy, and little fun stuff to get things going.
For providers, recovery is about motivational interviewing, cognitive behavioral therapy, relapse prevention, mindfulness exercises, coping skills, and sometimes contingency management.
For individuals who are trying to beat addiction, recovery is centered around consequences of past decisions, processing past mistakes, enormous life changes, 12-step meetings, poor concentration and memory, and adjusting to a new and sober identity.
Nope. Not easy work.
This little booklet presents several lighthearted handouts to lighten the load, all centered around recovery. They range from “Find the matching pair” to coloring, and a few things in between. Providers can use the worksheets as an introduction to addiction work, warm-ups for group therapy, or a fun option for homework. Recovery is challenging, yes, but it’s also meant to remind us that life can be silly, imaginative… and filled with cartoons and coloring.
Table of Contents
- Don’t abuse drugs: Find the two that are identical
- Say no to drugs: Find the two that are identical
- Take meds as prescribed: Find the two that are identical
- Abusing drugs is bad: Which is identical to the original?
- The future happens one day at a time: Maze
- Recovery 1 coloring
- Recovery 2 coloring
- About the author
More Wacky and Wonderful lighthearted supplements coming soon, including the draw-a-sober-person personality test, recovery memory games, and unusual sobriety drawing methods.
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