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Recovery is a bewildering concept for many, and a challenge to all those who have themselves or within their families, struggled with addictive problems. Here is our selection of what we believe to be some of the finest material written on the subject*.

Drinking : A Love Story
by Caroline Knapp

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"The roots of alcoholism in the life of a brilliant daughter of an upper-class family are explored in this stylistic, literary memoir of drinking by a Massachusetts journalist." -- Editorial Review

A Drinking Life : A Memoir
by Pete Hamill

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"Maybe sinking a few drinks per diem isn't the world's best idea, but when a wizened newspaper reporter like Hamill owns up to it and the troubles it begets, it makes great, gritty copy." -- Booklist Editorial Review

A Gentle Path Through the Twelve Steps: The Classic Guide for All People in the Process of Recovery
by Patrick J. Carnes (Introduction)

Our Price: $17.00

"This workbook provides a unique set of structured forms and exercises to help recovering people integrate the Twelve Steps into all aspects of their lives." -- Book Description

Answer in the Heart: Daily Meditations
by Hazelden Foundation

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"I find the positive message delivered by this book to be a tremendous help in my recovery from this debilitating disease." -- User Review

Passages Through Recovery: An Action Plan for Preventing Relapse
by Terence T. Gorski

Our Price: $14.00

"Based on the experiences of thousands of successfully recovering men and women and written by an acknowledged leader in the field, this revised Hazelden best-seller presents an action plan for relapse prevention." -- Book Description

Twenty-Four Hours a Day
by Richmond Walker

Our Price: $12.00

"A fundamental tool for recovering people for 40 years, this classic book began the tradition of using meditations as a daily source of strength and renewal." -- Book Description

Alcoholics Anonymous: The Story of How Many Thousands of Men and Women Have Recovered from Alcoholism
by Alcoholics Anonymous, Inc.

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"This book is a means for those who are willing to get help in this way to come out of place they are unhappy with. Nothing is appropriate for everyone, but this has worked for many millions of people. I am a very happy satisfied person as a direct result of this program." -- User Review

A Simple Program: A Contemporary Translation of the Original Big Book of Alcoholics Anonymous
by Bill W., J, J., Alcoholics Anonymous

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"The first and only modernization of the "bible" of Alcoholics Anonymous, this book provides an accessible, gender-equal translation for today's readers while maintaining the book's complete core text, which serves as the basis of all 12-step programs." -- Synopsis

The Twelve Steps of Alcoholics Anonymous
by Hazelden Foundation

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"This book brings together for the first time a series of short discussions that interpret each of the Twelve Steps of Alcoholics Anonymous." -- Book Description

Cognitive Therapy of Substance Abuse
by Aaron T. Beck, Fred D. Wright (Contributor), Cory F. Newman, Bruce S. Liese (Contributor)

Our Price: $42.00

"This book is listed as a clinician's handbook to the Cognitive Therapy of substance abuse, however it's contents are readily available to the layman. It is both clear and well referenced." -- User Review

Understanding the Twelve Steps: A Interpretation and Guide for Recovering People
by Terence T. Gorski

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"This practical, no-nonsense guide takes the mystery out of the Twelve Steps, presenting a straightforward explanation of what each step means, as well as examples of how it translates to real life. It offers a wealth of wisdom, knowledge, and genuine support for anyone in recovery." -- Book Description

Keep It Simple
by Anonymous, Hazelden Foundation

Our Price: $12.00

"Focusing on the Twelve Steps and basic tools for living without alcohol or other drugs, this book stresses the importance of putting new beliefs into practice. Topics include fellowship, openness, and the value of slogans." -- Book Description

Educating Yourself About Alcohol and Drugs: A People's Primer
by Marc Alan Schuckit

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"Reference for the layperson on what substance abuse is, what it does to the body, types of help available, how to choose the right program, what happens during rehabilitation, and information for family and friends." -- Book Description

Substance-Abusing High Achievers: Addiction As an Equal Opportunity Destroyer (Library of Substance Abuse and Addiction Treatment)
by Abraham J. Twerski

Our Price: $30.00

First-Year Sobriety: When All That Changes Is Everything
by Guy Kettelhack

Our Price: $9.95

"A guide to getting through the first year of sobriety shows the former alcoholic how to adapt to the first days and months substance-free, describing how to deal with free time, unexpected emotions, family, and work." -- Synopsis

Second-Year Sobriety: Getting Comfortable Now That Everything Has Changed
by Guy Kettelhack

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"A guide to the second year of sobriety presents the stories of recovering alcoholics who share their insights on dealing with long-suppressed feelings of love, anger, and loss." -- Synopsis

Third-Year Sobriety: Finding Out Who You Really Are
by Guy Kettelhack

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"A guide to the third year of sobriety presents the stories of individuals as they struggle through the ongoing process of building self-esteem, doing 'service' within the program, developing a responsible attitude toward health, and more." -- Synopsis

Guy Kettelhack has published over a dozen books on recovery and healing. For a full list. Click here.

Addictionary: A Primer of Recovery Terms and Concepts from Abstinence to Withdrawal
by Jan R. Wilson, Judith A. Wilson

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"Addictionary provides definitions and meanings to the words and phrases commonly used in recovery groups. Written for anyone interested in recovery from addiction to alcohol or other drugs, food, gambling, sex, tobacco, exercise, work, relationships, and other substances or behaviors." -- Book Description

We're also always eager to hear from members regarding which books have helped YOU!

Feel free to recommend books about addiction and recovery to the Psybersquare editors by writing to:

*All prices subject to change without notice.

Ask the Recovery and Addiction Expert

Guy Kettelhack, the author of over twenty-five recovery and self help books, will answer any of your questions about the process of recovery.


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