Best Drug Dependency Recovery Books
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1. This Is Your Mind on Plants
Author: by Michael Pollan
Expert storytelling … [Pollan] masterfully elevates a series of big questions about drugs, plants and humans that are likely to leave readers thinking in new ways. New York Times Book Review From #1 New York Times bestselling author Michael Pollan, a radical challenge to how we think about drugs, and an exploration into the powerful human attraction to psychoactive plantsand the equally powerful taboos.
Of all the things humans rely on plants forsustenance, beauty, medicine, fragrance, flavor, fibersurely the most curious is our use of them to change consciousness: to stimulate or calm, fiddle with or completely alter, the qualities of our mental experience.
Take coffee and tea: People around the world rely on caffeine to sharpen their minds. But we do not usually think of caffeine as a drug, or our daily use as an addiction, because it is legal and socially acceptable.
So, then, what is a drug? And why, for example, is making tea from the leaves of a tea plant acceptable, but making tea from a seed head of an opium poppy a federal crime? In This Is Your Mind on Plants, Michael Pollan dives deep into three plant drugsopium, caffeine, and mescalineand throws the fundamental strangeness, and arbitrariness, of our thinking about them into sharp relief.
2. The Language of Letting Go: Daily Meditations for Codependents (Hazelden Meditation Series)
Author: by Melody Beattie
As the coronavirus pandemic affects our loved ones, our cherished communities, and our own health and wellbeing, we may be tempted to return to the caretaking and codependent behaviors we’ve worked to leave behind. Beloved author Melody Beattie will help you learn the importance of letting go.
Written for those of us who struggle with codependency, these daily meditations offer growth and renewal, and remind us that the best thing we can do is take responsibility for our own self-care. 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.
Problems are made to be solved, Melody reminds us, and the best thing we can do is take responsibility for our own pain and self-care. In this daily inspirational book, Melody provides us with a thought to guide us through the day and she encourages us to remember that each day is an opportunity for growth and renewal.
3. This Is Your Brain on Food: An Indispensible Guide to the Surprising Foods that Fight Depression, Anxiety, PTSD, OCD, ADHD, and More
Author: by Uma Naidoo
Little, Brown Spark
Eat for your mental health and learn the fascinating science behind nutrition with this “must-read” guide from an expert psychiatrist (Amy Myers, MD). Did you know that blueberries can help you cope with the aftereffects of trauma? That salami can cause depression, or that boosting Vitamin D intake can help treat anxiety?
When it comes to diet, most people’s concerns involve weight loss, fitness, cardiac health, and longevity. But what we eat affects more than our bodies; it also affects our brains. And recent studies have shown that diet can have a profound impact on mental health conditions ranging from ADHD to depression, anxiety, sleep disorders, OCD, dementia and beyond.
A triple threat in the food space, Dr. Uma Naidoo is a board-certified psychiatrist, nutrition specialist, and professionally trained chef. In This Is Your Brain on Food, she draws on cutting-edge research to explain the many ways in which food contributes to our mental health, and shows how a sound diet can help treat and prevent a wide range of psychological and cognitive health issues.
4. Drop the Rock: Removing Character Defects – Steps Six and Seven
Author: by Bill P.
A crisis like the coronavirus pandemic can threaten our recovery; it’s unexpected, unfair, and not our fault. We can’t control the virus, or other people’s behavior, but we get to decide what to carry on our journey, and what to drop.
A practical guide to letting go of the character defects that get in the way of true and joyful recovery.Resentment.Fear.Self-Pity.Intolerance.Anger.As Bill P. Explains, these are the “rocks” that can sink recovery-or at the least, block further progress.
Based on 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. The second edition features additional stories and a reference section.
5. In the Realm of Hungry Ghosts: Close Encounters with Addiction
Author: by MD Gabor Maté
Published at: North Atlantic Books; Illustrated edition (January 5, 2010)
From bestselling author Gabor Mat, the essential resource for understanding the roots and behaviors of addiction-now with an added introduction by the author. Based on Gabor Mat’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 reenvisions this much misunderstood field by taking a holistic approach.
Dr. Mat presents addiction not as a discrete phenomenon confined to an unfortunate or weak-willed few, but as a continuum that runs throughout (and perhaps underpins) our society; not a medical “condition” distinct from the lives it affects, rather the result of a complex interplay among personal history, emotional, and neurological development, brain chemistry, and the drugs (and behaviors) of addiction.
Simplifying a wide array of brain and addiction research findings from around the globe, the book avoids glib self-help remedies, instead promoting a thorough and compassionate self-understanding as the first key to healing and wellness. In the Realm of Hungry Ghosts argues persuasively against contemporary health, social, and criminal justice policies toward addiction and those impacted by it.
6. Alcoholics Anonymous
Author: by AAWS
This is a book of reflections by A.A.Members for A.A.Members. It was first published in 1990 to fulfill a long-felt need within the Fellowship for a collection of reflections that moves through the calendar yearone day at a time.
Each page contains a reflection on a quotation from A.A. Conference-approved literature, such as Alcoholics Anonymous, Twelve Steps and Twelve Traditions, As Bill Sees It and other books. These reflections were submitted by members of the A.A. Fellowship who were not professional writers, nor did they speak for A.A.
But only for themselves, from their own experiences in sobriety. Thus the book offers sharing, day by day, from a broad cross section of members, which focuses on the Three Legacies of Alcoholics Anonymous: Recovery, Unity and Service. Daily Reflections has proved to be a popular book that aids individuals in their practice of daily meditation and provides inspiration to group discussions even as it presents an introduction for some to A.A.
8. Eat to Live: The Amazing Nutrient-Rich Program for Fast and Sustained Weight Loss, Revised Edition
Author: by Joel Fuhrman MD
Little, Brown Spark
The Eat To Live 2011 revised edition includes updated scientific research supporting Dr. Fuhrman’s revolutionary six-week plan and a brand new chapter highlighting Dr. Fuhrman’s discovery of toxic hunger and the role of food addiction in weight issues. This new chapter provides novel and important insights into weight gain.
It explains how and why eating the wrong foods causes toxic hunger and the desire to over consume calories; whereas a diet of high micronutrient quality causes true hunger which decreases the sensations leading to food cravings and overeating behaviors.
It instructs readers on how to leave behind the discomfort of toxic hunger, cravings, and addictions to unhealthy foods. New recipes and menus are included as well as new and updated Frequently Asked Questions. This is a book that will let you live longer, reduce your need for medications, and improve your health dramatically.
It is a book that will change the way you want to eat. Most importantly, if you follow the Eat To Live diet, you will lose weight faster than you ever thought possible.
9. High Achiever: The Incredible True Story of One Addict's Double Life
Author: by Tiffany Jenkins
NATIONAL BESTSELLER An up-close portrait of the mind of an addict and a life unraveled by narcoticsa memoir of captivating urgency and surprising humor that puts a human face on the opioid crisis. Raw, brutal, and shocking. Move over, Orange Is the New Black.
Amy Dresner, author of My Fair JunkieWhen word got out that Tiffany Jenkins was withdrawing from opiates on the floor of a jail cell, people in her town were shocked. Not because of the twenty felonies she’d committed, or the nature of her crimes, or even that she’d been captain of the high school cheerleading squad just a few years earlier, but because her boyfriend was a Deputy Sherriff, and his friendstheir friendswere the ones who’d arrested her.
A raw and twisty page-turning memoir that reads like fiction, High Achiever spans Tiffany’s life as an active opioid addict, her 120 days in a Florida jail where every officer despised what she’d done to their brother in blue, and her eventual recovery.
With heart-racing urgency and unflinching honesty, Jenkins takes you inside the grips of addiction and the desperate decisions it breeds. She is a born storyteller who lived an incredible story, from blackmail by an ex-boyfriend to a soul-shattering deal with a drug dealer, and her telling brims with suspense and unexpected wit.
10. Living Sober
Author: by Alcoholics Anonymous
AA World Services
An extremely informative book which does not offer a plan for getting sober but does offer us sound advice about how to stay sober. Basic, essential information from Alcoholics Anonymous. As the book states, “Anyone can get sober… The trick is to live sober.”
11. Paths to Recovery: Al-Anon's Steps, Traditions and Concepts
Author: by Al-Anon Family Group Head Inc
From the Introduction: “We all come to Al-Anon because our lives have been affected by the disease of alcoholism. Many of us enter these doors feeling defeated by this disease. We have spent our energies trying to get an active alcoholic to stop drinking or otherwise control his or her actions; we may have spent much of our lives struggling with the effects of growing up in an alcoholic home.
No matter what our individual situation is, in Al-Anon we discover that we are not alone and that a different way of life is available to us through the Twelve Steps.”
12. Refuge Recovery: A Buddhist Path to Recovering from Addiction
Author: by Noah Levine
Bestselling author and renowned Buddhist teacher Noah Levine adapts the Buddha’s Four Noble Truths and Eight Fold Path into a proven and systematic approach to recovery from alcohol and drug addictionan indispensable alternative to the 12-step program. While many desperately need the help of the 12-step recovery program, the traditional AA model’s focus on an external higher power can alienate people who don’t connect with its religious tenets.
Refuge Recovery is a systematic method based on Buddhist principles, which integrates scientific, non-theistic, and psychological insight. Viewing addiction as cravings in the mind and body, Levine shows how a path of meditative awareness can alleviate those desires and ease suffering.
Refuge Recovery includes daily meditation practices, written investigations that explore the causes and conditions of our addictions, and advice and inspiration for finding or creating a community to help you heal and awaken. Practical yet compassionate, Levine’s successful Refuge Recovery system is designed for anyone interested in a non-theistic approach to recovery and requires no previous experience or knowledge of Buddhism or meditation.
13. Life Without Ed: How One Woman Declared Independence from Her Eating Disorder and How You Can Too
Author: by Jenni Schaefer
The 10th Anniversary Edition of the book that has given hope and inspiration to thousands who are dealing with eating disorders “If you or someone you love has an eating disorder, this is the book to read.”Dr. Phil Jenni had been in an abusive relationship with Ed for far too long.
He controlled Jenni’s life, distorted her self-image, and tried to physically harm her throughout their long affair. Then, in therapy, Jenni learned to treat her eating disorder as a relationship, not a condition. By thinking of her eating disorder as a unique personality separate from her own, Jenni was able to break up with Ed once and for all.
Inspiring, compassionate, and filled with practical exercises to help you break up with your own personal E.D., Life Without Ed provides hope to the millions of people plagued by eating disorders. Beginning with Jenni’s divorce from Ed, this supportive, lifesaving book combines a patient’s insights and experiences with a therapist’s prescriptions for success to help you live a healthier, happier life without Ed.
14. A Woman's Way through the Twelve Steps Workbook
Author: by Stephanie S. Covington
Women’s recovery can differ from men’s, and each person’s recovery is in many ways unique. That’s why Stephanie Covington has designed this workbook A Women’s Way Through the Twelve Steps Workbook to help a woman find her own path-and find it in terms especially suited to the way women experience not just addiction and recovery but also relationships, self, sexuality, and everyday life.
Deepening and extending the lessons of a book that has helped countless women, this workbook makes A Women’s Way Through the Twelve Steps that much more measured, meaningful, and clear. Unlike many ”rewritten” Twelve Step interpretations for women, this guide works with the original Step language, preserving its spirit and focusing attention on its healing message.
In sections devoted to each of the Twelve Steps, Covington blends narrative, self-assessment questions focused on a feminine definition of terms such as ”powerlessness” and ”letting go,” guided imagery exercises, and physical activities. Designed to be used in conjunction with A Women’s Way Through the Twelve Steps, this workbook helps deepen and extend understanding of the lessons taught there and further empowers each woman to take ownership of her recovery process as well as her growth as a woman.
15. Narcotics Anonymous
Author: by Narcotics Anonymous World Services
This new edition reflects the international diversity and strength of our NA Fellowship. It includes ten chapters on “Our Program” and a new section of recovery experience from NA members called “Our Members Share.” It includes abstracts of each personal story.
16. One Day at a Time in Al-Anon
Provides daily meditations and readings to help families of alcoholics find strength and hope.