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 demanding workbook chock full of traditional substance abuse treatment handouts presented in a very different light….well, you’ve reached the right place.
And despite the super soundtrack playing in the background, the book won’t be available until late 2021 or even 2022, if fate allows.
Substance abuse counselor, creativity guru, brain coach, and humorist in one, THE OUTSIDE-THE-BOX RECOVERY WORKBOOK balances evidence-based medicine with that right-brained energy needed to survive addiction and create a life worth living.
It takes hard work to stay clean. Recovery is about accountability, changing habits and environment, dealing with the consequences of using, and earning back trust. The OUTSIDE-THE-BOX RECOVERY WORKBOOK walks alongside as you navigate through this complicated world.
But recovery is so much more than staying clean: you’re starting something new, and new needs silliness and exploration. It needs joy. It needs creativity. It means learning to love life without drugs and alcohol.
The workbook takes the reader on a 120-page journey through a world where sobriety and passion walk hand-in-hand. It’s about relapse-prevention. It’s about change. It’s also about seizing the moment and creating a positive tomorrow. A delightful future awaits, if only you reach for it.
This book features 30 worksheets that range from motivational interviewing, cognitive behavioral therapy, and psychoeducation to art, expressive, and narrative therapy as well as positive psychology. Handouts include:
- Changing Your Relationship with Addiction
- Dealing with Triggers
- Understanding Change
- Figuring out the Past and Letting it Go
- Dealing with Mistakes
- Getting to Know the New You in Recovery
- How to make friends
- Healing Relationships
- What to Do if You Relapse
The OTB Recovery Workbook is not available yet. Right now we’re submitting to agents. Subscribe to kimrosenthalmd.com for regular updates — and you’ll receive a free copy of the OTB STEP ONE booklet.
*Pardon the mess! We’re in the process of changing our recovery slogan from “Wacky & Wonderful” to the more dignified and mature nomenclature, “Outside-the-Box Recovery.” For now you’ll see both names all over. Thanks for your patience.