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Substance abuse counselor, creativity guru, and humorist in one, the Wacky & Wonderful Recovery e-Booklet series balances serious addiction recovery work with creativity, artwork, cartoons, puzzles, and the occasional chuckle. The worksheets are designed and illustrated by psychiatrist Dr. Kim Rosenthal.
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1. An (Unusual) Intro to Quitting Drugs
This 15-page booklet is an entertaining but clinical set of worksheets meant to help people with addiction get closer to the idea of quitting. That means serious education and thought. It also means silly quizzes, crossword puzzles, word searches, cartoons, and a few bad jokes. The handouts are written for providers to use with their clients, as well as for individuals who are looking for an unusual way to approach drug cessation. The mini-book includes 7 handouts that explore reasons to stop using, types of treatment, what you can do to head towards recovery, definition of substance use disorder, education about addiction & quitting, stages of recovery, and problem thoughts that make quitting difficult.
2. Getting to Know Yourself In Recovery
You’ve struggled and made it. You’ve quit using. The first few days, weeks, even months haven’t been easy. Between facing the past, surviving the present, and taking on an unknown future, sobriety can be overwhelming. A big part of recovery is creating a sober identity. Who are you without drugs and alcohol? This booklet takes on just this question. It delves into your past, present, and future with hopes to better understand the recovering you. If you’re a provider who works with people with addiction difficulties, this book helps you guide your clients through some of these questions. This 18-page (6-worksheet) package explores different aspects of a clean and sober identity and how they pertain to the future.
3. Mourning the Loss of Addiction
This artsy-fartsy 13-page e-book is written for people in recovery, for those who struggle with the complexities and aftermath of using. It’s written to help the reader let go of the past while aiming for a worthwhile future. It’s about grief. It’s about appreciating the now. It’s also about inspiration, dreams, and future.
4. Recovery Fun
Recovery is hard work. This little booklet presents several lighthearted handouts to lighten the load, all centered around recovery. Worksheets range from “Find the Matching Pair” to cartoons to coloring. Providers can use the worksheets as an introduction to addiction work, warm-ups for group therapy, or a fun option for homework.
5. 12-Step Corner: 14/14 meetings
14 worksheets for 14 meetings. Packed with reflection and activities, they’re sure to get you thinking.
6. Quit Smoking the Fun Way
Ready to quit smoking? This 60 page booklet carries you through the process of tobacco cessation… it’s hard work done the fun way.
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