“Out of suffering have emerged the strongest souls; the most massive characters are seared with scars.” — Khalil Jibran It’s normal to feel afraid during a catastrophic event. Emotions can be numb or painful, senses are heightened, and the “fight or flight” response kicks in. Some people want to run. Others find themselves shutting down […]
Community Resources: Helping Someone with a Drug Problem
So what can you do to help your sister, if anything? That old belief comes into play: “You can’t help someone if they don’t want it.” Slap a big MAYBE on top of that. She might not be ready to take the full plunge into recovery, but there are things you can do. One important step is to familiarize yourself with treatment choices and other available resources/assistance. When she’s ready to quit, truly quit, you’ll have something vital to offer: Guidance.
Recovery quiz: don’t intoxicate fish
Are you looking for treatment-oriented trivia and education for your clients, something serious but catchy? If so, then this free 17-page quiz booklet might be what you seek. For example, please decide whether the following are true or false: (1) All drug treatment programs are the same. (2) If someone has passes out from drinking, put them to bed. (3) In Ohio, it’s illegal to get a fish drunk…
Recovery Puzzle: The Lady with the Rock
–>Created for substance use disorder counselors, this 1-page handout is ideal for individual and group work, either as quick challenge or as a means for discussion. It explores the nature of addiction and relapse.
Recovery: Please Add Color
Looking for a great way to deal with stress? To enjoy life? To reach nirvana? Simply download one of these coloring sheets and start feeling the peace.
Three Colorful Steps to Stop Cravings
Created for anyone in recovery, this Anti-Cravings Card belongs in your wallet. Next time you want to use drugs or alcohol, pull this card out and follow the directions:
Indoor Skydiving and Other Coping Skills: Surviving Cravings and Life
This illustrated 9-page booklet, “Indoor skydiving and other coping skills,” includes loads of life-management strategies and a few odd ideas. Take a look. Live dangerously. It’s free!
Booklet: “100+ Ways to Take on Depression and Win.”
We lose one person to suicide every 40 seconds worldwide because of it. But depression is treatable, and that’s what this booklet is about.
Here are more than 100 clinical and social interventions to battle clinical depression, ranging from Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS) to Interpersonal Psychotherapy, Exercise, and treatment of medical illnesses that mimic depression.