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How to make friends

"You cuss too much. You have questionable morals. You’re everything I ever wanted in a friend." – From a greeting card by Skel Design Sometimes there’s a wall between you and the rest of the world.  It's hard to meet people, never mind find friends.  People emerging from addiction are no exception.  Isolation can be… Continue reading How to make friends

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Booklet for hire

* Handouts range from educational reviews and homework to guided journaling, artwork, and essay-writing.  Each booklet is illustrated, humored, and makes some random references to the meaning of life.  On a good day there's enough substance to change the world as we know it.  But we're happy with meaning of life.  You had us at… Continue reading Booklet for hire

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T or F: German reality TV show follows alcoholic as he chooses sobriety vs bottle

From page 32, the Weird and Wacky Workbook for Recovery (www.weirdandwackyworkbook.com) True/false question #1.  Is there really a German reality TV-show that show-cases a person battling addiction, with the public cheering them on for sobriety? Weird and Wacky hasn't hit the market yet, so Appendix C isn't commercially available.  No worries.  We won't leave you… Continue reading T or F: German reality TV show follows alcoholic as he chooses sobriety vs bottle

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If you are a dreamer, come in

This article is weird and wacky enough to belong to this website.  It has nothing to do with substance abuse unless you desire so.  Take a deep breath and keep reading. You have a burning question. There’s something painful in your life, and you stay awake long into the night looking for an answer. It's… Continue reading If you are a dreamer, come in

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Puzzle: 12-step inspiration, oddlike

The following is Handout 87 from the Weird and Wacky Workbook for Recovery. Remember that inner kid, the one who loves life and imagines a brilliant future?  Okay, now imagine that same child in school learning consonants & vowels, and have a go at the following homework. * The Weird and Wacky Workbook for Recovery… Continue reading Puzzle: 12-step inspiration, oddlike

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Cravings aren’t all or nothing

Put cravings into context. Urges aren’t all or nothing.  You might feel like an urge is all-encompassing, but if you stop to think about it, there are a thousand levels of desire between zero and 100.  Put the craving into context.  Do you feel it come in waves?  There will be good days and bad… Continue reading Cravings aren’t all or nothing

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Getting to know yourself after recovery

You've just quit, or did so recently, and the big question comes flooding at you: who are you without drugs and alcohol?    Use the handout below to create and celebrate a drug-free identity. That's a beginning.  Stay tuned for more.   Return to List of Everything.