Worksheet: please don’t glamorize drugs

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The following is an excerpt from psychiatrist Kim Rosenthal’s Weird and Wacky Workbook for Recovery (WW).   WW is written for people in recovery, especially those who feel something is missing from their lives.  Here relapse prevention and coping skills meets art, cartoons, personality tests, puzzles, creativity, role play, and search for meaning.

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The random & the odd

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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 and the odd, whether you have an addiction or not, then you’re in the right place.  You’ll find a list of random and odd articles below.

You’re still here?  Oh so cool.  Here’s that list.

This book does not include ostriches.
Flying cash registers and you
If you are a dreamer, come in
T or F: German reality TV show follows alcoholic as he chooses sobriety vs bottle


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(Ooop, only four articles.  As you can tell, we’re under construction — this website just launched a month ago.  Please standby while we enhance our selection.  Thanks)

 

Recovery goes to the movies!

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For those of you just joining us: you’ve reached the Journey into Recovery: a Weird and Wacky Addiction 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.


Based on narrative therapy, this worksheet gives the reader a chance to stand back and observe their relationship with addiction from a distance

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If you could live your life over, what would you change?

The past is an interesting place, wrought with the stunning, miserable, mundane, and ridiculous, and somehow all these experiences pull themselves together into one personality and make us into who we are today.  It’s a complicated process.  Most of it is beyond our control.  We’re not even sure who’s running the show.  But what if you could control the process?  If you could rewrite your past anyway you wanted, what would you change?

The following is a worksheet from the Weird and Wacky Workbook for Recovery.  The book is an activity, coloring, and self-help manual devoted to people with addiction, but much of it, like this handout, applies to anyone.

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To see more sample handouts, check out www.mentalhealthandyou.blog and click on “Weird and Wacky.”