Best Addiction and Recovery Books That Will Make You Feel Capable of Change

Addiction is one of the most widely used term in modern arena. Teenagers, adults, even older ones get addicted on several objects. Friends and family suffers most for them, which create an impact on whole country. So for everyone's goodness, we all should help them to the process of recovery by which they can turn their life well and live peacefully. Here your will get some of the books of Addiction and Recovery which will help you to understand and take proper steps how to get rid of addiction and make possible the process of recovery.

Integral Recovery: A Revolutionary Approach to the Treatment of Alcoholism and Addiction (SUNY series in Integral Theory)
Author: John Dupuy
Published at: 01/05/2013
ISBN: 1438446144

Integral Recovery: A Revolutionary Approach to the Treatment of Alcoholism and Addiction is the most comprehensive book you will get on the treatment of addictionProfound, insightful and address the issues of addiction in all quadrants. It advocates an ongoing, holistic program of recovery. It is for those who are currently in recovery and looking for a way to shift their recovery into a higher gear.


This book offers:

  • Brilliant ideas about the mind and substance abuse recovery.
  • An illuminating and inspiring map to the path of recovery.
  • Life changing practices that initiate the addict on a journey of healing and transformation.



Believable Hope: 5 Essential Elements to Beat Any Addiction
Author: Michael Cartwright,Ken Abraham
Published at: 04/09/2012
ISBN: 0757317308

Profound principles to guide you through life. Believable Hope: Five Essential Elements To Beat Any Addiction is not only for people struggling with addiction but for all of us as we meet the daily challanges of life. This is a lifeline for people battling addiction, providing a fresh sense of hope for those who love them. The book follows the usual format of self-help steps interspersed with the testimonial of the author.


This book will help you:

  • How to recognize triggers and warning signs.
  • How to face temptation and deal with cravings.
  • How to develop an action plan for recovery.
  • Real life examples and lessons.




Recovery and Renewal: Your essential guide to overcoming dependency and withdrawal from sleeping pills, other 'benzo' tranquillisers and antidepressants Revised Edition
Author: Baylissa Frederick
Published at: 21/05/2014
ISBN: 1849055343

Recovery And Renewal: Your Essential Guide To Overcoming Dependency And Withdrawal From Sleeping Pills, Other 'Benzo' Tranquilllisers And Antidepressants, anyone can assume what type of book this is. The name say it all. This book is an absolute Must Read for anyone that is either trying to or already has come off of sleeping pills, benzodiazepines, or antidepressant medications. This book provides strategies for those suffering through withdrawal from a realistic, incredibly compassionate, and no-nonsense perspective. This is a very positive and uplifting book for people starting to get off a drug, for caregivers, counselors, teachers, and doctors to understand what a person goes through when withdrawing from a Benzo drug, Z drug, or tranquilizer because it is not the same as alcohol or street drugs. The author writes with a unique sense of hope and optimism, giving the reader a sense of reassurance of his or her eventual recovery.



High Price: A Neuroscientist's Journey of Self-Discovery That Challenges Everything You Know About Drugs and Society (P.S.)
Author: Carl Hart
Published at: 10/06/2014
ISBN: 0062015893

High Price: A Neuroscientist’s Journey of Self-Discovery That Challenges Everything You Know About Drugs and Society is a fascinating combination of memoir, social science and public policy. It blows apart the most common myths about drugs and their impact on society. Absolute essential reading for anyone in the field of addiction studies and for those tasked with creating or reforming current ineffective and destructive drug policy and racism.


This books includes:

  • Scenes of deprivation and violence.
  • Calm analysis of historical data and laboratory results.
  • Eye-opening, absorbing, complex story of scientific achievement in the face of overwhelming odds.
  • New light on common ideas about race, poverty, and drugs.



Unbroken Brain: A Revolutionary New Way of Understanding Addiction
Author: Maia Szalavitz
Published at: 05/04/2016
ISBN: B014PF3P84

The New York Times Bestseller, Unbroken Brain: A Revolutionary New Way of Understanding Addiction, offers a radical and groundbreaking deeper insight, arguing that addictions are learning disorders and shows how seeing the condition this way can untangle our current debates over treatment, prevention and policy. It is very accessible and provides an intelligible review of the science supporting the concept of addiction as a developmental learning disorder. It is refreshing to hear the authors story and her use of statistics and a very new way of loooking at abuse / addiction through a developmental model are not only helpful, but hopeful.



Chasing the Scream: The First and Last Days of the War on Drugs
Author: Johann Hari
Published at: 20/01/2015
ISBN: B00OZM4ANM

The New York Times Bestseller, Chasing The Scream is the perfect antidote to the war on drugs, one of the most under-discussed moral injustices of modern time. It combines rigorous research and deeply human story-telling. It will prompt an urgently-needed debate. Additionally, you'll learn through detailed analysis that much of what you think you know about addiction is wrong. This book contains good stories, compelling arguments, and powerful facts (all fact-checked by the author and editors, with over 65 pages of notes, and a website with actual audio tapes of the interviews for those who want more).



Beautiful Boy: A Father's Journey Through His Son's Addiction
Author: David Sheff
Published at: 06/01/2009
ISBN: B003JTHWLE

Beautiful Boy: A Father's Journey Through His Son's Addiction is a self serving dribble of a book. This book is raw and emotional and describes the hell addiction puts everyone involved through. If you or your loved one is battling addiction this book may help you remember you are not alone and there is help and many who care. If you want to learn more about this disease of addiction, this story is raw and personal and you will shed some tears for what this family endures and how love prevails.




Clean: Overcoming Addiction and Ending America’s Greatest Tragedy
Author: David Sheff
Published at: 02/04/2013
ISBN: B006R8PNJW

This is not only a book about addiction; it's a book about hope. It lets people know that addiction can be prevented. And even if one does succumb to addiction, that there are ways to treat the disease and for people to get clean and stay clean. As a parent that sits on both sides of the fence, fierce advocate for my son and many other families struggling with this lifelong chronic illness. As a counselor who works in both mental health and addiction treatment services this book is a landmark of information and insight.


This book includes:

  • America on drugs.
  • Why we use.
  • When drug use escalates
  • Getting clean
  • Staying clean
  • Treating a chronic illness
  • Ending Addiction



We All Fall Down: Living with Addiction
Author: Nic Sheff
Published at: 10/04/2012
ISBN: 0316080810

We All Fall Down: Living With Addiction is a must read for those who need a better understanding for addict behavior. It gives you a better understanding on what works and doesn't work when dealing with an addict. Even if you don't have an addict close to you, it is still a good read. Its a great example of how addiction can affect people, how many good people end up on that path to inevitable darkness but there is always hope to turn it around.



Why Don't They Just Quit? What Families and Friends Need to Know About Addiction and Recovery
Author: Joe Herzanek
Published at: 10/12/2012
ISBN: 1481106694

This book helps us to understand the addiction and recovery process. It combines a lifetime of personal and professional experience dealing with this issue in a practical and highly personal overview. This is not only for families of addicts and alcoholics looking for answers, but for anyone who has been intrigued by irrational compulsions and wondered how recovery takes place. It is considered as one of the top five recovery books for families and it is widely used by treatment programs throughout the country.


This book delivers:

  • Why a person doesn't have to hit rock-bottom before getting help.
  • When helping is actually hurting.
  • Why quitting is not the same as recovering.
  • How to deal with a relapse.
  • How to receive 50 percent or more off the cost of treatment.
  • Why a parent would leave their child due to their addiction.
  • Why effective intervention doesn't have to be a surprise attack.



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