4 Great Books About Addiction

Any addict or alcoholic in recovery can tell you that it is a very difficult thing to do. Overcoming substance abuse issues requires a lot of work. One thing that can really help the recovering addict is to read positive books that will really help him or her. Take a look at these four recommended reads for any recovering addict.

The Big Book by Alcoholics Anonymous World Service

This is pretty much the Bible for twelve step programs like Alcoholics Anonymous, and it has a lot of great information for alcoholics and addicts in recovery.

Scar Tissue by Anthony Kiedis & Larry Sloman

This memoir by Red Hot Chili Peppers frontman, Anthony Kiedis, does an amazing job at providing the reader with a realistic portrayal of heroin use. While this is an excellent memoir, it is only recommended for those who have been in recovery for some time as much of the content may be triggering to some.

Rewired: A Bold New Approach to Addiction and Recovery by Erica Spiegelman

This self-help book explores addiction and recovery from a new perspective. It will help recovering addicts not only with physical sobriety, but with the necessary spiritual and mental sobriety.

Beyond Addiction: How Science and Kindness Help People Change by Jeffrey Foote

This book asks loved ones of addicts to take a slightly different approach from the typical intervention and tough love approach. This book invites the loved ones to use positive reinforcement and kindness to help an addict stay in recovery.

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