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Recovery BooksRecovery Books are found in abundance these days. Some are traditional recovery books, others are less traditional in thinking and serve, for the most part, as a memoir.

In the very early stages of recovery the recovering individual has a lot of needs for information. More than anything is the need to be able to identify with other recovering individuals, and to see that he or she is not alone. Although there are different people with different tastes in writing, these books can speak to every addict out in the world. Many of these books make you feel like--"This person is talking about me and understands me."

Below we have compiled a list of recovery books where many will give a voice to those in recovery. Some of these books have been written by recovering addicts or family of recovering addicts at different stages of their recovery, and they describe their life struggles with addiction and hopes for the future. Most recovery books listed here are meant for both in and out of the room recovering addicts.

We encourage you to e-mail us and let us know if you have a favorite recovery book you would like to have added to our list.

We hope you find the right recovery book to help you through your journey toward sobriety, or a recovery book that will make you feel good and empowered.

From all of us at A Center for Addiction Recovery, LET THE HEALING BEGIN!

Recommended Recovery Reading

  • The New, Twenty-First Century Edition of the Big Book of Alcoholics Anonymous
  • First Year Sobriety: When All That Changes Is Everything by Guy Kettelhack
  • Willpower's Not Enough: Recovering from Addictions of Every Kind by Arnold M. Washton
  • Healing the Addictive Mind: Freeing Yourself from Addictive Patterns and Relationships by Lee L. Jampolsky
  • The Spirituality of Imperfection: Storytelling and the Search for Meaningby Ernest Kurtz and Katherine Ketcham
  • Spiritual Solutions: Answers to Life's Greatest Challenges by Deepak Chopra
  • The Secret of Healing: Meditations for Transformation and Higher Consciousness by Deepak Chopra
  • A New Earth: Awakening to Your Life's Purpose (Oprah's Book Club, Selection 61) by Eckhart Tolle
  • Practicing the Power of Now: Essential Teachings, Meditations, and Exercises From The Power of Now by Eckhart Tolle
  • Broken: My Story of Addiction and Redemption by Katherine Ketcham
  • Twelve Steps and Twelve Traditions by Alcoholics Anonymous
  • Drinking: A Love Storyby Caroline Knapp
  • Dry: A Memoir by Augusten Burroughs
  • The Glass Castle: A Memoir by Jeannette Walls
  • The Tao of Pooh by Benjamin Hoff