The Outside-the-Box Recovery Workbook
Coming to Amazon August 1, 2021
Are you in recovery from drugs and alcohol? When it comes to treatment, do you need something new, something different? Something serious… but with creativity, humor, artwork, moving parts, and a mariachi band? If you’re looking for a light-hearted but paradoxically demanding workbook chock full of traditional treatment handouts presented in a very different light….well, you’ve reached the right place.
Except for the moving parts and mariachi band. We’re working on those. (Excuse the silly joke. Sense of humor is still in progress.)
Addiction counselor, creativity guru, and humorist in one, THE OUTSIDE-THE-BOX RECOVERY WORKBOOK balances evidence-based medicine with that right-brained energy needed to survive addiction and create a life worth living.
It takes hard work to stay clean. Recovery is about accountability, changing habits and environment, dealing with the consequences of using, and earning back trust. The OUTSIDE-THE-BOX RECOVERY WORKBOOK walks alongside as you navigate through this complicated world.
But recovery is so much more than staying clean: you’re starting something new, and new needs silliness and exploration. It needs joy. It needs creativity. It means learning to love life without drugs and alcohol.
The workbook takes you on a 130-page journey through a world where sobriety and passion walk hand-in-hand. It’s about relapse prevention. It’s also about identifying and pursuing your dreams.
This book features 30 worksheets that represent a wide range of treatment approaches: motivational interviewing, cognitive behavioral therapy, psychoeducation, matrix model, dialectical behavioral therapy, coping skill training, and positive psychology.
But there’s more.
Yes, you guessed it: Creativity and humor! But why? Because studies show they keep people in treatment and lower relapse rate. What does that mean? It means traditional treatment supplemented by narrative therapy, creative writing, art therapy, and the comical are clinically more effective than traditional treatment alone. Taking this into consideration, this workbook balances hard work with passion and entertainment. That means alter egos, newspaper articles, movies, cartoons, drawing exercises, word searches, odd scenarios, bucket lists, and the occasional joke. And it’s all recovery-related.
With the OUTSIDE-THE-BOX RECOVERY WORKBOOK as guide, you will learn more about:
- Grieving the loss of addiction
- Dealing with triggers and cravings
- Understanding change
- Processing mistakes
- What to do if you relapse
- Getting to know the new you in recovery
The OUTSIDE-THE-BOX RECOVERY WORKBOOK will be available August 1, 2021. Check out the workbook’s Table of Contents!
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