We will be creating a 12-sided dice. On each of the sides, you will write or draw something representing a tool of the program. Then, when you are struggling or tempted to engage with your addiction, you can roll the dice and use a tool instead.
- paper with template printed onto it
- a pen or colored markers
- double-sided tape or a glue stick
The template for the 12-sided dice comes in the workbook. However, if you don't have the workbook, you can print out the image above as an 8.5" x 11" document. You can select whatever tools of hte program you want to use.
Here is a long list for you to choose from:
Get Current / out of isolation:
- Go to a meeting
- Make a program call
- Go to therapy
- Spend time with a friend
- Share at a meeting
- Write a gratitude list
- Write a tenth step
- Work on steps with a sponsor
- God box
Connect with HP:
Read program literature:
- Read AA big book or main text of any program you're in
- Read the first step in AA's twelve and twelve
Be of service
- Volunteer work
- Offer to sponsor someone
- Call a newcomer and ask how they're doing
- Go for a walk
- Get a massage
- Take a bath
- Make a healthy meal
- Cuddle with a pet
- Address HALT (Hungry, Angry, Lonely, Tired)
- Take a nap
- Go to a yoga class
- “Easy does it”
- HOW (honesty, open-mindedness and willingness)
- Count sobriety days
- “One day at a time”
- “Progress Not Perfection”
- “Stick around for the miracle”
- “Keep coming back, it works”
After you have written or drawn something on each of the twelve sides, you will need to cut out the edges of the dice. Be careful not to cut off the tabs along the edges, as you will need these to glue your dice together.
After you have cut the template out, next you will fold the tabs all down and make folds wherever there is a printed line from the template. As you fold, you should see how the dice will be coming together.
After you have made all of your folds, then you can begin to tape or glue the tabs beneath the adjacent pentagons. Nobody's cube ever turns out perfectly. But in the end, you should have something that looks similar to this:
When you're finished...
Try rolling the dice. Isn't using the tools more fun this way?