Abagail Bernard is a Certified Therapeutic Recreation Therapist, and author of 12 Steps to Sober Leisure. As a recreation therapist, Abagail helps people in early recovery rediscover the rewards of sober leisure!
I interviewed Abby about her recommendations for staying strong, healthy and sober through the Corona virus pandemic. The interview will be released on the main Facebook page for Spiritual Adrenaline and on our blog at 9 a.m. tomorrow.
For the past 30 years she’s been working in the field of addiction recovery at Conifer Park, a treatment facility located in upstate New York. Back in 2012, Abagail developed a leisure education group and workbook entitled “12 Steps to Sober Leisure”. The response from patients was overwhelmingly positive! After much encouragement from patients and coworkers, she published it in 2018 and put it on Amazon. Since then copies have been sold to treatment professionals and people in recovery throughout the United States, with copies sold in Canada and the UK as well! In 2019, she had her work translated into Spanish. t’s a simple, effective and meaningful workbook that addresses a crucial part of recovery-healthy leisure. Written in person centered language it’s suitable for everyone!
You can contact Abby as follows: