WRAP for Addictions is for people who want to use WRAP to deal with addictions such as food, tobacco, alcohol and drugs. This special edition of the original WRAP book presents a system developed and used successfully by people with a variety of mental health challenges, including addictions. It has helped them to develop and use their own personal plan to monitor how they feel, to maintain their wellness, to prevent a reoccurrence of mental health difficulties and to help them feel better, recover, stay well and improve the quality of their lives.
Learning self-help skills for addressing mental health difficulties, as well as other physical and emotional issues, is a simple process…but it’s a much greater challenge using these skills during the most difficult times – when they can help the most – and incorporating them into daily life.
This book will help you:
- Discover the resources you already have that you can use as needed for maintaining wellness and preventing relapse
- Develop your own list of activities for your everyday wellbeing.
- Track triggering events and early warning signs
- Prepare your personal responses when you are not feeling well or are having a hard time
- Create a plan for your supporters to follow to care for you if necessary
- Recover from difficult times and get back to being the way you want to be and doing the things you want to do
When using WRAP, self-management of addictions, as well as other physical and emotional difficulties, becomes possible and practical.
Mary Ellen Copeland, PhD, developed Wellness Recovery Action Plan (WRAP) with a group of people with lived experience who were attending a mental health recovery workshop in 1997. She is the original author of the WRAP Red Book, as well as dozens of other WRAP books and materials. She has dedicated the last 30 years of her life to learning from people who have mental health issues; discovering the simple, safe, non-invasive ways they get well, stay well, and move forward in their lives; and then sharing what she has learned with others through keynote addresses, trainings, and the development of books, curriculums, and other resources. Now that she is retired, and that, as she intended, others are continuing to share what she has learned, she continues to learn from those who have mental health issues and those who support them. She is a frequent contributor to this site.