This unique 4-page worksheet helps people in recovery maneuver through difficult moments: cravings, triggers, and stress. It’s serious, it’s funny, and it’s worth reading.
Page one focuses on identifying warning symptoms and triggers, negative effects of drugs/alcohol, and the worthwhile aspects of staying clean/sober.
Page two is aimed at preparing for stress and cravings ahead of time, building resilience, and coming up with survival strategies. It includes a list of suggested (and somewhat comical) activities.
Page three takes on emergency urge management, i.e. ways to avoid using.
The fourth page lists alternative resources to get help with recovery.
Ideally the handout would be filled out in advance, but it serves as an acute rescue packet too. Its checklist format makes it easy to use during life’s rougher moments.
The Outside-the-Box Recovery Relapse Prevention Plan is written for the general public as well as for drug and alcohol counselors to use with clients.
This worksheet is free.
One more thing!
The purpose of the OTB Recovery movement is to promote a zest for sober living through illustrated, creative, humored, and clinically-relevant literature for clinicians and their clients.
We’re also a bookstore, featuring several workbooks on Amazon. Each is a journey into the world of sobriety, where evidence-based medicine meets inspiration and fun. There’s CBT, relapse prevention, narrative therapy, and coping skills training. There’s also art therapy, creative writing, mindful coloring, puzzles, and much more!
Click on either image to find out more about the corresponding book. (These links take you to Amazon.)