A Tiny Bookstore
You’ve reached the Outside-the-Box Recovery bookstore, where serious work is balanced with creativity and the occasional chuckle.
Why add creativity and fun? The answer is simple: Studies show that augmenting treatment with creativity & fun increases treatment retention and lowers relapse rate!
That’s why we’re here. The OTB Recovery movement was started to promote a zest for sober living through art therapy, creative writing, narrative therapy, mindful coloring, and *clinically-relevant* recovery material.
All publications are designed and illustrated by psychiatrist Dr. Kim (me!), a one-person team humbly trying to help the world get past mental illness and addiction. The books are found on Amazon.
“Like a breath of fresh air, I really enjoyed and appreciated the out of the box approach, as it was quite inventive, memorable, and thought-provoking. I know people who would benefit from sobriety, and as a family physician working in an asylum, I am looking forward to using these worksheet resources in my practice. I recommend this resource for any medical provider and anyone who is seeking help from addiction or knows a loved one who may benefit having this book nearby.” — Lisa Lorelli, DO, Family Physician. Morganton, North Carolina
“I’m a peer support specialist and have worked on my own recovery over the past ten years…. From the jokes to the coloring material, this workbook has the answers to questions that people needing recovery want to ask but hardly ever ask. It has material I have never encountered in a workbook at the 20+ places I’ve been. I believe this book can be very beneficial to those in long-term treatment.” — Nathan Ray, Peer Support Specialist. Morganton, North Carolina
“I have used some of the worksheets from your blog with inpatient clients at the hospital who are in pre-contemplation/contemplation toward addressing their SUD. They have enjoyed the pages and I have found them useful for facilitating conversations to help increase their motivation. I like that your work engages the creative side of the brain and spans appropriate comprehension level of multiple groups.” — Julie Bowers-Pryor, MA, LCSW, LCADC, CSW. University of Kentucky, Kentucky.