Recovery The Game

A unique and fun experience.

 

Recovery..the board game is a humorous, share and stare, humbling, happy, healing process! it combines elements of all the games you enjoyed as a child, the lessons of adulthood, and the experiences of addiction and the recovery process shared by us all.

"If we can laugh about it, then we can talk about it", - Comedian Mark Lundholm

Have fun with your friends, and support your recovery at the same time!

Comedian Mark Lundholm has spent over 2 decades making people laugh. Mark, a recovering addict, knows first hand that comedy and humor make facing painful and difficult aspects ofrecover easier. "If we can laugh about it, then we can talk about it", says Mark. An important piece of recovery is having support, resources, and reminders to help us stay on the right track. In this spirit Mark got together with Jason & Carolyn Salter, a couple in early recovery,to create something special for the recovery community.

Recovery… The Board Game is a unique and fun experience. The game is great for recovering addicts, family members, and friends to be played around the kitchen table, or in a clinical environment with addiction professionals working with patients in group settings.

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    How To Play

    Recovery..the board game is a humorous, share and stare, humbling, happy, healing process! it combines elements of all the games you enjoyed as a child, the lessons of adulthood, and the experiences of addiction and the recovery process shared by us all.

    Game play involves playing cards, game pieces, and a comical game board that mixes a familiar look with a completely new experience . Players draw cards, follow suggestions, take direction from other players, attempt to move around the board accordingly. Players aim to avoid rock bottom and make it to the winners' circle. Along the way, watch out for control issues, humility,narrogance, and all kinds of personalities before principles!

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    Clinical Uses

    Recovery… The Board Game is currently used in hundreds of inpatient programs as an alternative "free time" activity, and as a clinical small group exercise to encourage sharing, discussion, and reinforcement of healthy behaviors.

    The combination of diversity of subjects covered, and laugh-out-loud funny humor on many of the cards has yielded many positive comments from both primary clients and clinical professionals. Because of the nature of the subject material and unique experiences each client brings to the game, many clients will enjoy playing it over and over, yielding new insights and deeper understanding of the recovery process each time.

  • Blaz Robar

    Recovery... the Board Game encourages honest sharing and transparency about difficult topics in a safe, lighthearted way through game play and humor. The game is designed to take the players through many of the ups and downs experienced by addiction and recovery. Key elements necessary to achieve and maintain sobriety are reenforced as drawing specific cards and landing on key places on the board help the players to win the game.

  • Pete Finlan

    Whether you are a newcomer or an old timer, counselor or client, sponsor or spondee…you'll have some fun, make some friends, and appreciate the journey of hurdles and triumphs the game highlights.

  • Doge Finbar

    RECOVERY isn't something I created, it's just part of my life and part of your's. Together we laugh, we cry, and we get honest with ourselves. This is what WE hope you ALL experience while playing RECOVERY.

Topics Include:

- Codependency
- Addictive behaviors
- Dreams and aspirations
- Building self-esteem
- Patience
- Sharing
- Abuse
- Healthier coping strategies
- Multiple addictions
("Addicted to it… addicted to all")
- Dysfunctional relationships

- Transparency / Authenticity
- Understanding consequences
- Acknowledging previous behaviors
and accepting responsibility
- Addressing fears / Strength through
vulnerability
- Isolation and shame
- Honoring and respecting others
- Owning difficult emotions (grief, fear)
- Support for 12-step programs and values
- Forgiveness
- "First Thought Wrong"