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Wellness Recovery Action Plan (WRAP) Updated Edition


ISBN: 978-1-948857-00-0
Size: 5.5″ x 8.5″
144 Pages
Published by Human Potential Press, Advocates for Human Potential, Inc., Sudbury, MA


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This 2018 edition of Wellness Recovery Action Plan (WRAP) is the first substantial update to the WRAP “Red Book” in 20 years. Though revised, it offers the same simple wellness process that anybody can use to address a variety of physical, mental health, and life issues to help you achieve your wellness your way.

The updated version includes new features such as:

  • A revised introduction
  • Two all-new chapters
  • Changes to the wellness toolbox and daily plan
  • Addition of trauma-informed language
  • Updates to stressors (formerly “triggers”)
  • Expansion of crisis plan information
  • New appendices
  • Enhanced design and layout

As an evidence-based practice, WRAP peer-group intervention has been shown to increase hopefulness, improve quality of life, increase people’s ability to self-advocate, increase feelings of empowerment, reduce the need to use healthcare services over time, and improve recovery outcomes.

Wellness Recovery Action Plan, often called the Red Book, summarizes the principles of this evidence-based practice and is the “go-to” book for people seeking a recovery resource or starting their own personal WRAP program. It lays the foundation for the program and explains the benefits of WRAP while guiding you through developing your own WRAP.

The updated Red Book will help you:

  • Discover your own simple, safe wellness tools
  • Develop a daily plan to help you stay as well as possible
  • Identify upsetting events or circumstances and develop action plans for responding to them
  • Create a strategy to gain support and stay in control of your wellness during and after a crisis

Additional information

Weight0.5 lbs
Dimensions5.5 × 8.5 × .5 in

Who This Item Is For

As with the original version, the revised Red Book is for anyone, any time. Even if you already own the Red Book, you may want to have the enhanced content that’s provided in this revised edition. 

This book is used by people in all kinds of circumstances and by healthcare and mental health systems all over the world. If you want to improve wellness and feel empowered in any of these areas, WRAP is for you: 

  • Mental health 
  • Substance use and addictions 
  • Physical health conditions 
  • Lifestyle issues 

This book is designed to support individuals in creating and using their own WRAP. They can use it by themselves or alongside a co-facilitated WRAP group. Agencies and organizations often purchase this well-respected book for distribution to people working with a care provider or for those working in evidence-based WRAP groups. 

Please note: This book is not a guide to facilitating WRAP groups; certified WRAP Facilitators use the Facilitator Training Manual to lead groups. 

Special Features

  • New design with more space for notes and doodling 
  • Foundational book for any WRAP program; lays the groundwork for all other WRAP materials 
  • For use individually or in conjunction with an evidence-based WRAP group 
  • Emphasizes safe, simple tools and strategies anyone can use to achieve wellness 
  • Compatible with other health and wellness strategies, supports, and treatment programs 
  • Also available in Spanish! ¡También disponible en español!