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Welcome! You’ve reached Outside-the-Box Recovery, where serious recovery work is balanced with creativity, art, cartoons, puzzles, and the occasional chuckle. The following booklets were designed and illustrated by psychiatrist Dr. Kim (me!), a one-person team humbly trying to help the world get past addiction.
All FREE books are really FREE. All you need is an email address. For the rest, Pay Pal or credit cards accepted. Once purchased, the book is available immediately and via email. All come in PDF format. Make sure to save right away, as the links do expire. If you have problems, please contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org. Thanks!
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This 20-page booklet is written for addiction counselors to use with clients who are contemplative about quitting. Motivational interviewing, CBT, and psychoeducation meet art & humor.
Ranging from side effects and mortality rates to oddities and cultural mishaps, these T/F quizzes will keep you thinking. Perfect for providers to use with clients or teachers with students.
Artsy fartsy and friendly, this little booklet presents a series of easy exercises to help your client rewrite problem thoughts into healthier alternatives.
Giving up drugs or alcohol creates an enormous hole in your client’s lives. This free 2-page worksheet is about filling that hole with something worthwhile.
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Recovery is hard work. This booklet presents handouts to lighten the load, all centered around recovery. They can serve as warm-ups for group therapy or a fun option for homework.
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Packed with reflections, activities, and a pinch of the unusual, this 29-page booklet will get your clients motivated, thinking, and attending meetings.
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AVAILABLE THIS SUMMER
Written for drug and alcohol counselors and their clients, as well as for anyone dealing with an addiction, the upcoming Outside-the-Box Recovery Workbook takes the reader on a 120-page introductory journey through the world of sobriety. It’s clinically-based. It’s hard work. It’s also filled with cartoons, art therapy, fiction-writing, puzzles, strange scenarios, and a pinch of humor. This is the first of a series of similar workbooks.
Written by psychiatrist Dr. Kim Rosenthal (that’s me), this book will be available around summer 2021. Every website subscription and every downloaded booklet gets us one step closer to getting this project available to the public. Thanks!
“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 have been looking for just this type of interaction for recovery to spice things up. This is amazing. I would love to implement them into my curriculum. I have been trying to find new ways to keep my patients going after they feel better. Hoping they don’t get complacent.” — Charlotte K Prather, SUDC, Program Director & Counselor. Renaissance Ranch, Utah
“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.