SELF HELP BOOKS

Make Lifestyle Changes to Strengthen Recovery

These books have stood the test of time due to the insight and wisdom they have imparted to millions of wounded and hurting people. Here is a list of recommended books and videos in Alcohol and other drug recover, chosen for their outstanding features and editorial excellence. These titles can be purchased directly from Amazon.com by following the links below. Note: Amazon.com is solely responsible for fulfillment of book orders placed through these links.


Alcoholics Anonymous (Big Book)

by Alcoholics Anonymous

Written in 1938 by Bill W. and others, it is the "textbook" for Alcoholics Anonymous. ISBN: 0916856186. Paperback

Dilemma of the Alcoholic Marriage

by Al-Anon Family Groups

One of the classics from the Al-Anon Family Groups program. ISBN: 0910034184 Paperback

Adult Children of Alcoholics

by Janet Geringer Woititz

Woititz's study has helped thousands understand the family disease of alcoholism. ISBN: 1558741127. Expanded Paperback


Codependent No More : How to Stop Controlling Others and Start Caring for Yourself

by Melody Beattie

Recovery began for many when they read this first book in a series by Melody Beattie. ISBN: 08

94864025 Paperback    

Road Less Traveled

by M. Scott Peck

This book describes the four pillars of spiritual growth: discipline, love, religion, and grace. ISBN: 1568491581. Hardcover

Courage to Change : 1 Day at a Time in Al-Anon II

by Al-Anon Family Groups

The update of the original One Day at a Time daily handbook from the Al-Anon Family Groups. ISBN: 0910034842. Hardcover


Beyond Codependency : And Getting Better All the Time

by Melody Beattie

This sequel to Codependent No More speaks to an audience that has grown beyond the understanding of codependency and is striving to continue its journey. ISBN: 0894865838. Paperback 

Love Is a Choice

by Robert Hemfelt, Frank Minirth, Paul Meier

This exploration of the causes of codependency discusses how God's unconditional love is an essential step in the healing process. ISBN: 0840731892. Paperback

Serenity : A Companion for Twelve Step Recovery

by Robert Hemfelt, Richard Fowler

Complete With New Testament Psalms and Proverbs. ISBN: 0840715420. Paperback


Narcotics Anonymous

The Basic Text of NA recovery

Contains 10 chapters explaining the Fellowship & program of recovery & the personal recovery stories of 38 early members. Includes the 12 Steps & 12 Traditions & a subject index. - Hardcover - Spanish Edition - Audio

It Works:

How & Why The Twelve Steps & Twelve Traditions of Narcotics Anonymous

24 essays examine & interpret the spiritual principles & practical import of NA’s program of personal recovery & group unity, offering insight on each Step & Tradition. Includes a subject index. 

The Narcotics Anonymous Step Working Guides

For NA members at any stage of recovery. Helps newcomers & more experienced members develop a deeper understanding of the Twelve Steps.


Just for Today

Daily Meditations for Recovering Addicts

Helps NA members focus on a new recovery principle every day. Each of the 366 daily entries open with an NA quote, examines the day’s topic & close with a focusing thought or affirmation. Includes a subject index.


Pathways to N.A.

Series directs us through the 4 key success factors in achieving recovery through the Narcotics Anonymous fellowship. Each workbook is fully compatible with the basic text of Narcotics Anonymous & may be purchased separately (click on Included Items). 

Just for Today (Video)

Allows us to experience a meeting of Narcotics Anonymous in order to reduce stress & anxiety often felt before attending our first meeting.


Recovery Options

The Complete Guide

How to Quit Drugs for Good

A Complete Self-Help Guide

Outlines all viable approaches to addiction treatment; worksheets & checklists helps readers select the recovery methods that will work best for them; details important facts about each drug & reveals the potential for & elements of addiction & the typical problems the addicted person faces. 

Addiction

The High-Low Trap

Looks at the profile of the addict, the nature of addiction, the pharmacologic nature of the drugs & explains the roller coaster syndrome that can trap innocent people. Offers a unique perspecive for both the addict & society on how to approach this problem.

The Natural Mind

An Investigation of Drugs & the Higher Consciousness

A classic work on the principles of consciousness, offering a new model for solving the drug problem by acknowledging our innate yearnings & offering an alternative.


Stop the Chaos

How to Get Control of Your Life by Beating Booze & Drugs

Self-help guide to recovery for those who suspect they, a family member or friend have a problem with alcohol or other drugs. Explores addiction & its symptoms. Addresses issues such as the importance of reaching out for help; dealing with high risk situations, loneliness & cravings, confronting self-defeating behaviors & preventing relapse.


Stop The Chaos Video

Motivation for the Battle Against Alcohol & Drugs

How


Day by Day

Daily Meditations for Recovering Addicts

Inspirational messages provide support for coping with problems while staying chemically free & reinforce the principles of Narcotics Anonymous. Each page features a meditation, suggested action & place to write a daily goal & ends with the affirmation, "God help me to stay clean & sober today!"


Walk in Dry Places

Just what you need to keep your head on straight. You have to think sober to stay sober. Your old ways of thinking & doing can make the going a little slippery. Daily meditations for staying clean & sober one day at a time. Each page contains a daily recovery topic along with an insightful exploration of the day’s topic & a "Goal for the Day."


It’s Time To Know

Ten Marijuana Users Share Their Personal Stories

Reveals the damage marijuana can do in people’s lives through personal accounts of how marijuana grew into an unhealthy dependence & how denial of its insidious nature kept them from leading full & happy lives. Also shows their successes & triumphs as they continue to be drug-free & in a recovery program that works.


Of Course You’re Angry

Guide to Dealing with the Emotions of Chemical Dependency

Shows how to make anger work in a positive & effective way that can ease, rather than exacerbate, the problems & challenges of recovery; discover the source of your anger & the forms it takes (violence, depression, resentment, manipulation); provides guidelines for expressing anger.


A Good First Step

A First Step Workbook for Twelve Step Programs

Guide to an experiential process that allows us to examine our dependencies through a structured format. Assists us in taking the first step away from alcoholism & other drug dependencies.


Accepting Ourselves & Others

A Journey into Recovery from

Addictive & Compulsive Behavior for Gays, Lesbians & Bisexuals

Offers a road map for those searching to understand themselves & their addictive behavior & maintain long-term recovery; addresses the relationship between substance abuse & being a sexual minority both within & outside of traditional 12 Step models; offers research on the relationship of HIV/AIDS to substance abuse in the gay community, as well as the relationship to other issues such as anxiety, depression, sexual abuse & learning disabilities. ( 2 )


Young, Sober & Free

Intertwines recognition of disease processes, specific recommendations for recovery & the experience, strength & hope of young people living through addiction so that youths who still suffer from the addictions to alcohol & related drugs may begin to find a way to sobriety & freedom; provides a clear picture of the Twelve Steps as primary tools for recovery. ( 2 )


Free at Last

Daily Meditations by & for Inmates

Gives voice to those inmates who have escaped the prison of chemical dependency & offers a promise of hope to other inmates still bound by addiction.

Staying Clean

Living Without Drugs

Focuses on 33 proven ideas for staying drug-free, such as seeking professional help, using meditation, attending support groups & praying. ( 2 )

 

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