Wacky & Wonderful Mental Health Library: Replacing drugs with the good stuff

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You’re reached the Wacky And Wonderful Mental Health Library.  This site is about mental illness, but it’s also about loving life despite the struggle: that means education and helpful articles PLUS playfulness, imagination, art, and a weird and wacky sense of humor (i.e. please humor the author, laugh at her jokes, etc).

Must admit this is a work in progress.  Coming eventually: the WW Workbook for Recovery, plus WW booklets and lots of articles.  Stay tuned.


 

The worksheet below is for people in recovery from substance abuse.

Giving up drugs often creates an enormous hole in people’s lives.  Suddenly there’s something missing, something that took up most of your time, and now you don’t know what to do with yourself.  Sound familiar?  The following is a simple worksheet about filling that hole with something worthwhile.

Note: this is NOT a worksheet from the Weird and Wacky Workbook for Recovery, but it’s done in a similar style.

 

Two worksheets that talk about replacing drugs with healthy passions and pasttimes

Thanks for reading.  If you finished exploring the WW Library website and need more, consider visiting our sister website, kimrosenthalmd.com

When someone needs help

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Everyone has inside of him a piece of good news. The good news is that you don’t know how great you can be! How much you can love! What you can accomplish! And what your potential is! – Anne Frank

Someone who is very important to me is struggling with addiction.  It’s a horrible situation, but I see so much potential and accomplishment in the kid — if only he could get out of his own way.  I’m not a religious person, but if you pray, please pray for him.  Thanks.

KR

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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