Books for Addiction, Recovery and Motivation

As individuals who watch our loved ones go through addiction, we feel helpless, sad, depressed and sometimes, lonely. We wonder what can be done, how we can get them to see what they’re doing to themselves. However, there’s nothing that can really be done until the addict is ready. In the meantime, there are ways to work through the hurt, sadness and anger that you might feel during this time. There are also books that could help your loved one see that they’re addiction and behavior is dangerous and harmful everything and everyone around them. Below, you’ll find a list of books that are great for addiction, recovery and motivation.

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  • When I Say No I Feel Guilty, Vol. II, for Managers and Executives - Manuel J. Smith, Ph.D. (A Train Press, 2000)
  • When AA Doesn’t Work for You: Rational Steps to Quitting Alcohol- Albert Ellis, Ph.D. & Emmett Velten, Ph.D. (Barricade Books, Inc. Fort Lee, NJ - 1992)
  • Three Minute Therapy, Change Your Thinking, Change your Life - Michael Edelstein, Ph.D. (Glenbridge, 1997)
  • The Small Book - Jack Trimpey, LCSW (Delacorte Press, 1995)
  • The REBT Super-Activity Guide: 52 Weeks of REBT for Client, Groups, Students, and YOU!– Pamela D. Garcy, Ph.D. (CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform, 2009)
  • The Power of Habit: Why We Do What We Do in Life and Business – Charles Duhigg (Random House Trade Paperbacks, 2014)
  • The Handbook of Alcohol abuse Treatment Approaches: Effective Alternatives (3rd edition) – Hester & Miller, eds. (Allyn & Bacon, 2003)
  • The Feeling Good Handbook- David D. Burns, M.D. (Plume, 1999)
  • The Brain that Changes Itself: Stories of Personal Triumph from the Frontiers of Brain Science – Norman Doidge (Penguin Books, 2007)
  • Sober for Good: New Solutions for Drinking Problems - Advice from those who have Succeeded – Anne Fletcher (Houghton Mifflin Co., 2001)
  • Sex, Drugs, Gambling, & Chocolate: A Workbook for Overcoming Addictions - A. Thomas Horvath, Ph.D. (Impact Publishers, Inc. - 1998)
  • Self-Help That Works: Resources to Improve Emotional Health and Strengthen Relationships - John C. Norcross, Ph.D. and 5 others (Oxford University Press, 2013)
  • Recovery Options - The Complete Guide - Joseph Volpicelli, M.D., Ph.D. (Wiley, 2000)
  • Recover:! Stop Thinking Like an Addict and Reclaim Your Life with The PERFECT Program – Stanton Peele & Ilse Thompson (Da Capo Lifelong Books, 2014)
  • Principles of Drug Addiction Treatment: A Research Based Guide - National Institute on Drug Abuse (free download on the NIDA website)
  • Powerless No Longer: Reprogramming Your Addictive Behavior - Peter W. Soderman & Michael Werner (CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform, 2013) Rational Drinking: How to Live Happily With or Without Alcohol – Michael Edelstein & Will Ross (Kindle book, Amazon Digital Services, 2013)
  • Motivational Interviewing: Helping People Change – William R. Miller and Stephen Rollnick (Guilford Press, 3rd ed., 2012)
  • Motivating Substance Abusers to Enter Treatment – Jane Ellen Smith, Ph.D. & Robert J. Meyers, Ph.D. (The Guilford Press, 2007)
  • Mindfulness-Based Sobriety: A Clinician's Treatment Guide for Addiction Recovery Using Relapse Prevention Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, and Motivational Interviewing
  • Managing Addictions: Cognitive, Emotive and Behavioral Techniques - F. Michler Bishop (Jason Aronson, 2000) Mindfulness-Based Sobriety - Nick Turner MSW, Phil Welches PhD, Sandra Conti MS (New Harbinger Publications, 2014)
  • Inside Rehab: The Surprising Truth About Addiction Treatment – and How to Get Help That Works
  • Inside Rehab: The Surprising Truth About Addiction Treatment – and How to Get Help That Works – Anne M. Fletcher – (Penguin Books, 2013)
  • How to Stubbornly Refuse to Make Yourself Miserable about Anything, Yes Anything! - Albert Ellis, Ph.D. (Lyle Stuart, Inc., 1988)
  • Get Your Loved One Sober: Alternatives to Nagging, Pleading, and Threatening – Robert J. Meyers, Ph.D., and Brenda L. Wolfe, Ph.D. (Hazelden Publishing and Educational Services, 2004).
  • Get Out of Your Mind and Into Your Life: The New Acceptance and Commitment Therapy – Steven C. Hayes & Spencer Smith ( New Harbinger Publications, 2005)
  • Changing for Good - James Prochaska, Ph.D., John Norcross, Ph.D. & Carlo DiClemente, Ph.D. (Wm. Morrow & Company, New York, NY - 1994) Feeling Good: The New Mood Therapy - David D. Burns, M.D. (Harper, 2008)
  • Beyond Addiction: How Science and Kindness Help People Change –Jeffrey Foote, Carrie Wilkens, Nicole Kosanke (Scribner, 2014)
  • Almost Alcohol abuser – Is My (or My Loved One’s) Drinking a Problem – Joseph Nowinski, Ph.D. & Robert Doyle, M.D. (Hazelden, 2012)
  • Alcohol: How to Give it Up and Be Glad You Did, A Sensible Approach - Philip Tate, Ph.D. (See Sharp Press 1997)
  • AA: Not the Only Way – Your One Stop Resource Guide to 12-Step Alternatives – Melanie Solomon (Capalo Press, 2008)
  • 365 Ways to Have Fun Sober - Lisa M. Hann (Kindle book, Amazon Digital Services, 2014)

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If you’re suffering from an addiction and need help, consider contacting our substance abuse treatment centers in Charlotte NC. Addiction isn’t something that can be beaten easily. Often it requires extensive rehab and support. Legacy Freedom is here to offer both to you, when you’re ready. Addiction can leave you feeling sad, lonely, and angry. You are not alone. Legacy Freedom is here to help you get back on track to a happier, healthy, drug free life. Contact us to learn more.

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