100 Interactive Activities for Mental Health and Substance Abuse Recovery provides the necessary tools for therapists and facilitators practicing in a demanding world. Compliance with insurance, government, and accrediting agencies requires individualized treatment and accountability. Activities must meet client’s specific needs for survival skill acquisition and document personalized learning. Necessity for the provided level of care and progress toward recovery must be proven. Carol has provided easy-to-use tools to accomplish these tasks.
Concurrent mental illness and substance abuse are common. Some traditional recovery programs lose some mentally ill clients who perceive needed confrontation as harsh criticism. A kinder, gentler approach engages them. Integrating mental health and substance abuse recover makes sense: concepts of disease, treatment, heredity, environment, attitude, actions, chemistry, catharsis, comradeship, coping, self-knowledge, and spirituality apply to both.
Participants learn to think, problem solve, and act to motivate cognitive and behavioral changes. Reproducible worksheets address 14 broad categories:
• Anger management
• Cognitive changes
• Mental health and sobriety
• Problem solving
• Stress management
All worksheets and handouts are reproducible.