Recovery literacy halts destructive conditioning of addiction and helps you heal

You can get recovery literacy by studying all the books, by going to 12 step meetings, and right now at home the easy way. Now’s the perfect time to color and journal your way to better understanding of recovery principles and better ways to cope. Take up a few pencils and instantly calm your fears about the virus, and about addiction. You can recover. You just need the tools to help you cope. Take the time right now when you can’t go out and have some recovery fun.

Art aids recovery literacy

Most treatment programs include 12 step principles in group settings and journaling for self awareness. Many programs also include coloring pleasant scenes or mandalas for peace and serenity. Find Your True Colors in 12 Steps activity book blends all three tools together.

Recovery literacy
Color yourself recovery literate

According to the American Art Therapy Association, art therapy is a mental health profession in which the process of making and creating artwork is used to “explore feelings, reconcile emotional conflicts, foster self-awareness, manage behavior and addictions, develop social skills, improve reality orientation, reduce anxiety and increase self-esteem.” So basically, it’s similar to good old therapy. Yet art therapy is not only about learning and improving yourself — it’s a means of personal expression, too.

Find Your True Colors in 12 steps expanded edition
All new expanded edition of Find Your True Colors in 12 Steps

This bold, new recovery activity book includes:

  • 12 Step Principles
  • Recovery information
  • 76 Soothing pictures and patterns to color
  • 36 Writing prompts
  • Space for journaling
  1. Find Your True Colors combines soothing coloring, journaling, and reflection. The patterns and images are perfect for people who desperately need safe, enjoyable, and convenient activities to keep their minds occupied and thinking about recovery, not relapse.
  2. Following the steps with coloring and writing prompts helps process recovery lessons using principles that promote growth and healing. We’ve also included popular recovery tools and slogans.
  3. Journaling thoughts and feelings promotes self expression.
  4. This book teaches recovery literacy. The whole family can learn a safer way to talk about tense subjects.

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Leslie Glass

Leslie Glass became a recovery advocate and co-founder of Reach Out Recovery in 2011, encouraged by her daughter Lindsey who had struggled with substances as a teen and young adult. Learning how to manage the family disease of addiction with no roadmap to follow inspired the mother and daughter to create Reach Out Recovery's website to help others experiencing the same life-threatening problems. Together they produced the the 2016 ASAM Media Award winning documentary, The Secret World of Recovery, and the teen prevention documentary, The Silent Majority, distributed by American Public Television. Leslie is also the creator of Recovery Guidance, the information website for those seeking addiction and mental healthcare for professionals nationwide. In her career, Leslie has worked in advertising, publishing, and magazines as a writer of both fiction and non fiction. She is the author of 9 bestselling crime novels, featuring NYPD Dt.Sgt. April Woo. Leslie has has served as a Public Member of the Middle States Commission of Higher Education and as a Trustee of the New York City Police Foundation. For from 1990 to 2017, Leslie was the Trustee of the Leslie Glass Foundation.

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