Countless novels about recovery and addiction have become available to the recovering addict to support their journey. Port of Call hand picks some of the standout titles currently available on Amazon.
It is human nature for us to seek out common ground and shared experiences, particularly when we’re faced with adversity. It’s reassuring to know that someone else has been there, got the T-shirt, and reached recovery. If they can, surely so can you. Right?
So, here we hand pick some of the most popular titles currently in Amazon’s best-selling book charts:
To grow in recovery, we must grow up emotionally. This means getting honest with ourselves and facing up to the self-defeating thoughts and actions that put our sobriety at risk. This useful guide offers fresh perspectives on how the process of change begins with basic self-awareness and a commitment to working a daily program.
This book contains a five-point plan for overcoming anxiety, depression, and addiction. Learn the symptoms, treatment, and relapse prevention strategies that will change your life. Learn new coping skills, such as cognitive therapy, stress management, and mindfulness along with step-by-step instructions on how to use them.
What had happened to my beautiful boy? What did I do wrong? Those are the wrenching questions that haunted every moment of David Sheff’s journey through his son Nic’s addiction to crystal meth and tentative steps toward recovery. This fiercely candid memoir brings immediacy to the emotional roller-coaster of loving a child who seems beyond help.
Based on Gabor Maté’s two decades of experience as a medical doctor, and his groundbreaking work with the severely addicted on Vancouver’s skid row, In the Realm of Hungry Ghosts radically re-envisions this much misunderstood field by taking a holistic approach and presents addiction as a continuum that runs throughout (and perhaps underpins) our society.
Resentment. Fear. Self-Pity. Intolerance. Anger. This cast of character defects will undermine the best-laid plans for recovery from addiction. Based on the Twelve Step program, particularly the principles behind Steps Six and Seven, Drop the Rock combines personal stories, practical advice, and powerful insights to help readers move forward in recovery.
Originally published in 1952, Twelve Steps and Twelve Traditions is the classic book used by AA members and groups around the world. It lays out the principles by which AA members recover and by which the fellowship functions. The basic text clarifies the Steps which constitute the AA way of life and the Traditions, by which AA maintains its unity.
What’s being widely regarded as “one of the most life changing books ever written” may be the simplest approach to achieving everything you’ve ever wanted, and faster than you ever thought possible. It’s time to WAKE UP to your full potential.
The fourth edition includes twenty-four new stories that provide contemporary sharing for newcomers seeking recovery from alcoholism in A.A and alcohol rehab. during the early years of the 21st century. Approximately 21 million copies of the first three editions of Alcoholics Anonymous have already been sold.
With instructive life stories, personal reflections, exercises, and self-tests, Codependent No More is a simple, straightforward, readable map of the perplexing world of codependency – charting the path to freedom and a lifetime of healing, hope, and happiness.
Melody Beattie integrates her own life experiences and fundamental recovery reflections in this unique daily meditation book written especially for those of us who struggle with the issue of codependency.
Happy reading! We hope you might find some solace, or great words of encouragement, from some of these books. If you’ve discovered other titles that have helped you along the way then please let us know by leaving a comment. We’d love to hear which books have had a positive influence on your recovery!
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