iStock_000008838071SmallWelcome to our online book-club! The Bookshelf is a place to talk about books (and e-books.)

We welcome reviews, recommendations, and discussions on books that:

  • Help people in recovery build strong sober lives
  • Help clinicians who work in addiction treatment
  • Promote understanding of addiction, treatment, and recovery

The bookshelf also offers space for authors to tell our audience(s) about new books on addiction, treatment, and recovery topics.

Click here to see guidelines for contributing a review or book plug.

The Journey of the Heroic Parent

December 10, 2018 by Brad Reedy

Before trying to change behavior, we would be best served to listen to what their behavior is trying to teach us.

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Stop Thinking Like That

May 21, 2018 by Jason Hyland

Nine months ago I was rummaging through your garbage for 5¢ cans. Today I am an author.

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My Life in Recovery

February 23, 2017 by Catherine Dold

They soon realize they need to learn how to stay sober, while also repairing relationships, restoring health, and picking up the pieces of a career.

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Opioid Addiction and Probation: Effective Support

June 27, 2016 by Miller VanFossen

Be sure to tell them to focus more on the positive things their loved one is doing versus what s/he has done wrong in the past.

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Dreamland: The True Tale of America’s Opiate Epidemic

March 3, 2016 by C. Scott McMillin

Instead of sleazy criminals and foreign warlords, the misuse was initially at the hands of trained physicians, with the confidence of medical authorities.

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Sobriety: A Graphic Novel

December 8, 2014 by Daniel Maurer

And I needed that gift of desperation to allow the rest of the Steps to work in my life, as I worked them.

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Broken: My Story of Addiction and Redemption

November 13, 2014 by Laura Chapman

The author’s biggest issue is “himself.” He fought a constant battle for perfection, to show that he was as good as anyone else.

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Pathways: From the Culture of Addiction to the Culture of Recovery

May 2, 2013 by Pat McGuire

An excellent and comprehensive guide even for very experienced professionals, it also had great value for me in my own experience of recovery.

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Craving: Why We Can’t Seem to Get Enough

March 27, 2013 by Omar Manejwala M.D.

Many of the suggestions are counterintuitive (did you know that mindfulness meditation has been shown to reduce cravings?), but all of the suggestions are grounded in science.

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Each Day a New Beginning

January 29, 2013 by Cecile

It was a birthday gift in 1985. I have read it every day since. That means I’ve read each meditation somewhere between 27 and 28 times.

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