Coming this summer:
by Kim Rosenthal, MD
Are you in recovery from drugs and alcohol? When it comes to treatment, do you seek something new, something outside-the-box? What about creativity, humor, artwork, coloring, puzzles, and a super soundtrack? If you’re looking for a light-hearted but paradoxically demanding workbook chock full of traditional substance abuse treatment handouts presented in a very different light….well, you’ve reached the right place.
And despite the super soundtrack playing in the background, the book won’t be available until mid 2021.
Substance abuse counselor, creativity guru, brain coach, and humor 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 the reader on a 120-page journey through a world where sobriety and passion walk hand-in-hand. It’s about seizing the moment. It’s also about creating a positive tomorrow, where a delightful future awaits, if only you reach for it.
This book features 30 worksheets that range from motivational interviewing, cognitive behavioral therapy, and psychoeducation to art, expressive, and narrative therapy, as well as positive psychology. Handouts include:
- Changing Your Relationship with Addiction
- Dealing with Triggers
- Understanding Change
- Figuring out the Past and Letting it Go
- Dealing with Mistakes
- Getting to Know the New You in Recovery
- What to Do if You Relapse
The OTB Recovery Workbook is not available yet. We’re currently submitting the manuscript to agents. Subscribe to kimrosenthalmd.com for regular updates — as well as to receive a free copy of the OTB STEP ONE booklet.