Early Recovery
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Addiction Recovery Grab Bag
100

Someone who guides a newcomer through the process of 12-step groups.

Sponsor.

100

Where is the Great Barrier Reef located?

Australia.

100

What does SMART goals stand for?

Specific, Measurable, Appealing, Realistic, Time-Bound.

100

This music artist had a hit pop song come out a few years before her death called “Rehab”.

Amy Winehouse. She died of alcohol intoxication.

100

A state of mind where you are thankful and taking notice of the good things in your life, rather than focusing on the bad.

Gratitude.

200

A powerful desire to use substances. Often perceived as "impulsive," and "uncontrollable".


Craving.

200

What house was Harry Potter almost sorted into?

Slytherin.

200

Why is making a schedule important?

Addiction thrives on inconsistency. Creating and sticking to a schedule can be helpful in maintaining the momentum created at the beginning of the week. It can also be helpful to troubleshoot scenarios you may experience over the weekend.

200

This famous rock star died officially of heart failure, but after his death reportedly was found to contain high dosages of, among other things, the opiates Dilaudid, Percodan, and Demerol, as well as Quaaludes and codeine.

King of Rock ‘n Roll Elvis Presley

200

Refusing to admit the truth about addiction and its consequences to ourselves.

Denial

300

Feelings, individuals, or situations that cause your brain to crave substances; if you are unaware of them, they could be a factor for relapse.

Triggers.

300

What is the smallest country in the world?

Vatican City.

300

What is something you learned this week?

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300

This singer/songwriter experienced a 20-year drug and alcohol addiction that he said saw him spending about $16,000 a week on heroin in the 1970’s.

Eric Clapton. He chose to get clean and change his path after the death of his 4-year-old son.

300

Name at least three reasons people use drugs/alcohol.

  • To feel better (stress/depression, etc).
  • To feel good (socially, pleasure, relaxation)
  • Curiosity (peer pressure, seeking a thrill)
  • Fear of withdrawal (using to avoid feeling ill/dope sick/hungover)
400

What are the physical symptoms experienced after detoxification that relate to the "body healing" from substance abuse?

Post-Acute Withdrawal Symptoms or (PAWS).

400

From which country do French Fries originate?

Belgium. 

400

Name three potential triggers you may face this weekend.

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400

This child star was forced into rehab at 13, and a mental institution for a year and a half after that. She was emancipated from her parents and declared an adult at age 14. She worked hard and stayed sober once she was away from her family.

Drew Barrymore.

400

Name three reasons that can influence whether or not a person becomes addicted.

Genetics (Family History), Age, Environmental Factors, Gender, Ethnicity.

500

What does the acronym HALT stand for?

Hungry, Angry, Lonely, Tired.

500

How many different words are in the book “Green Eggs and Ham”?

50. Dr. Seuss’s editor bet him after he wrote ‘The Cat in The Hat,” (which used 225 words), that he couldn’t write a book using fewer words. Well, he sure showed him!

500

What are examples of healhty boundaries?

Knowing personal space, knowing sexual limits, knowing emotional limits, spiritual beliefs, etc.

500

This film follows the lives of four New Yorkers through their addiction.

Requiem for a Dream.

500

What are the steps of DEARMAN?

  • D – Describe, E – Express, A – Assert, R – Reinforce, M – Mindful, A – Appear Confident, N – Negotiate.
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