Coming soon… The Outside-the-BoxRecovery Workbook* by Kim Rosenthal, MD-Psychiatrist Are you in recovery from drugs and alcohol, or do you work with clients who are? When it comes to treatment, do you seek something new, something outside-the-box? What about creativity, humor, artwork, coloring, puzzles, and a super soundtrack? If you’re looking for a light-hearted but paradoxically […]
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 […]
Depression. A miserable experience. When mild, it steals your dreams. When severe, it runs you over with stagnancy, painful thoughts, guilt, and shutdown. It’s also not just a single emotion. Depression comes in dozens of flavors and intensities, if not hundreds, and can vary from day to day, if not throughout the day. One minute […]
Depression is more than feeling sad or going through a difficult time. It’s a debilitating clinical condition that requires medical care. If not treated, depression can cause significant problems — or death. Here are five questions everyone should be asking about depression. What exactly is depression? Depression can present differently depending on the person, but […]
Let’s say his name is Pepe el Perrin Prestao (an imaginary person), and oh my he’s good. 100 Euros for half an hour! 150 Euros for an hour! The dogs are black-marketed from apartment to apartment. Humans are happy. Hounds, even more so; they get to sniff out the neighborhood all day long, eye the squirrels, and mark every tree as they go.
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 […]
Okay, let’s start with the formal definition: dissociation is a disturbance in one’s experience of reality. It occurs any time there’s a disruption in the normally integrated functions of a person’s consciousness. Dissociation can vary from distortion of perception to total shifts of identity. This phenomenon is often triggered by severe, repetitive psychological trauma. Some […]
So you’ve met someone you don’t know and it’s time to have a conversation, hopefully create a friendship, and your first tendency is to… run. Sound familiar? If talking to strangers feels like a bucketful of icy, cold water thrown in your direction, you’ve found the right spot. This post is written for all shy, […]
Sometimes money is scarce. Here are a few ideas to keep you going during those financially-challenged moments. Hang around your house. Yep, you heard that right. Look around. What do you see? Go through your old books, magazines, photos, movies, and music. You’ll be surprised with what you find — and, unless you plan on […]