About addiction · Humor · Uncategorized

Flying cash registers and you

This was supposed to be a "Frequently asked questions" sheet about our book, Weird and Wacky Workbook for Recovery.  But we got distracted.  You are so very interesting.   So today we answer FAQ's about you, not us. Disclaimer: you realize we're a group of psychiatrists, or course?  Shrinks are good at questions, and we're… Continue reading Flying cash registers and you

Sample handouts · Uncategorized

Missing addiction & moving forward

Recovery is challenging.  You miss the past, parts of it at least, and the future can be downright scary. This worksheet is a strange, colorful, and passionate 6-page toolkit to help the reader maneuver through mourning the loss of addiction, letting it go, and working towards a future worth living. Back to Weird and Wacky… Continue reading Missing addiction & moving forward

Humor · Uncategorized

The random & the odd

Welcome to the Weird & Wacky Workbook's "Random & Odd" section.  That first sentence was a mouthful.  The authors apologize for any discomfort and encourage you to keep reading. This website represents the Weird and Wacky Workbook for Recovery, a self-help manual for addiction that'll hopefully be available in 2020.  If you appreciate the random… Continue reading The random & the odd

About addiction · Uncategorized

The highs and lows of opioids

“Drugs are a waste of time.  They destroy your memory and your self-respect and everything that goes along with your self-esteem.”  –Kurt Cobain Perhaps you’re here because you’re an addict questioning the safety of your drug, or your have a daughter or neighbor with an opioid addiction and you desperately need to understand the characteristics… Continue reading The highs and lows of opioids

About addiction · Cravings · Uncategorized

Four ways to deal with cravings

You’re trying to escape addiction. That could be food, drugs, alcohol, gambling, smoking, or something else.  One of the biggest challenges you’re dealing with, especially at the beginning of your recovery, are the urges to “feed” the addiction.  You’re bound to have cravings.  It happens to all recovering addicts, and it isn’t easy.  But remember,… Continue reading Four ways to deal with cravings

Humor · Sample handouts · Uncategorized

Addiction, creativity, recovery oh my!

For those of you just joining us: you've reached the Weird and Wacky Workbook for Recovery, or the book's website at least.  Welcome, and hang out a while.  You don't have to have an addiction to laugh at our bad jokes.  Below is a sample worksheet. This handout is part of Section 2, for people… Continue reading Addiction, creativity, recovery oh my!