Outside-the-Box Recovery STEP ONE
Illustrating the 12-Steps in a Fun, Meaningful Way
The OTB Recovery STEP ONE is written for anyone seeking a fresh, friendly approach to the 12-Steps. Balancing serious self-reflection with a flare of the unusual, this little workbook uses illustrations, multiple-choice stories, art therapy, puzzles, cartoons, layers of questions, and the occasional joke to explore important Step One concepts. All you need is a pen!
The worksheets are friendly and colorful, and they’ll keep you busy. You’ll draw. You’ll color. You’ll doodle, read, write and even chuckle on the occasion. But above all, as you progress through this book, you’ll learn more about the effect drugs and alcohol have on you — and on your life. You’ll explore denial, honesty, acceptance, and willingness. And you’ll take an important step towards recovery.
OTB Recovery STEP ONE is 34 pages in length and includes 11 worksheets plus a section written for counselors/sponsors. With this book as companion, you’ll be introduced to:
- A brief review of Step One
- A lengthier review of Step One
- Emphasis on meetings, fellowship, and sponsorship
- Examination of popular misconceptions
- 12-Step facts
- Thinking about your next move
- An answer section with discussion and more questions
One rule: Find someone wise!
Please ask for help. You don’t need to do this alone. You shouldn’t do this alone. Find a sponsor or counselor to walk alongside as you work your way through the book. If not a sponsor or counselor, find someone wise, someone who understands recovery.
Here are four sample pages.
Worksheet #6: “Step One, a Quick Intro.” The material is explored in greater detail later in the book.
Worksheets #1 and #5: These are examples of a coloring page and the author’s poor sense of humor.
Here's the small print
This isn’t A.A. “This workbook doesn’t represent and bears no official connection with the Twelve Steps of Alcoholics Anonymous. A.A. has not reviewed nor rendered an opinion as to its contents.”
How to find a copy
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Please note that books for STEP TWO through STEP TWELVE don’t exist. Slow down! (And thanks for being patient!)
Oh, one more thing!
If you’re looking for more recovery material, please check out The Outside-the-Box Recovery Workbook, a 30-day journey into the world of sobriety, where relapse prevention and CBT meets inspiration, artwork, and the occasional joke. It’s available on Amazon.