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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 me, Dr. Kim. I’m a one-person team humbly trying to help the world take on addiction.
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1. Relapse Prevention Plan (Free!)
2. Changing Problem Thoughts (NEW!!)
“Changing Problem Thoughts” is a short, comfortable read filled with cartoons, coloring, and lots of cognitive therapy. Readers are presented with scenarios and multiple choice exercises and gradually work towards rewriting their own thoughts. Click here for preview.
3. A Booklet for People Who Maybe Want to Quit (NEW)
Here motivational interviewing, cognitive therapy, and psychoeducation meet art, cartoons, and humor. There’s no pressure. There’s no requirement to quit. By way of an irreverent, playful voice, the booklet explores drug cessation as a possibility, and the reader is left to decide on their own. Click here for preview.
4. Recovery Fun (Free!)
5. Please Don't Give Beer to Moose and Other T/F Questions
How much do you know about alcohol, opiates, cocaine, and marijuana? Ranging from side effects and mortality rates to oddities and cultural mishaps, these T/F quizzes will keep you thinking. Perfect for providers with clients or teachers with students.
6. Sky Diving and Other Coping Skills (Free!)
Got cravings? Facing life, and it isn’t pretty? The answer is simple. Pull out the Getting Past Urges and Life list, grab a pen, choose an option, and get moving.
Price: $0.00 (free)
7. 12-Step Corner: 14 meetings in 14 days
14 worksheets for 14 meetings. Packed with reflection and activities, this 29-page booklet is sure to get you motivated — and thinking. Each illustrated worksheet walks you through a different aspect of a meeting. Topics range from understanding your Higher Power and reaching out for help to mindful observation, the importance of helping others, and remembering 12-Step Promises. The booklet is also packed with slogans and puzzles, all recovery-oriented.
8. 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 reflection. It also means silly 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. Subjects include 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.
9. 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.
10. 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 process and 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.
11. 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.
“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.
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Whether mental health, substance abuse, or life-oriented in general, if you have any ideas for new booklets, please comment below or shoot me a message. This is all about you!