Addiction Recovery Books Worth Reading

Over the past two decades, numerous authors have made significant contributions to the field of addiction through their books, offering insights into various aspects of addiction and recovery. Here are 20 authors whose works have been influential in understanding addiction and borrowed from Gareth’s Glossary:

  1. Gabor Maté – “In the Realm of Hungry Ghosts: Close Encounters with Addiction”
  2. Johann Hari – “Chasing the Scream: The First and Last Days of the War on Drugs”
  3. Melody Beattie – “Codependent No More
  4. Russell Brand – “Recovery: Freedom from Our Addictions
  5. Marc Lewis – “The Biology of Desire: Why Addiction Is Not a Disease”
  6. Annie Grace – “This Naked Mind: Control Alcohol, Find Freedom, Discover Happiness & Change Your Life”
  7. David Sheff– “Beautiful Boy: A Father's Journey Through His Son's Addiction
  8. Nic Sheff – “Tweak: Growing Up on Methamphetamines
  9. Terence Gorski– “Understanding and Counseling Persons with Alcohol, Drug, and Behavioral Addictions
  10. William R. Miller – “Motivational Interviewing: Helping People Change
  11. Irvin D. Yalom – “The Gift of Therapy: An Open Letter to a New Generation of Therapists and Their Patients
  12. Brené Brown – “The Gifts of Imperfection
  13. Alan Carr – “The Easy Way to Stop Drinking
  14. Maia Szalavitz – “Unbroken Brain: A Revolutionary New Way of Understanding Addiction
  15. Daniel G. Amen – “Change Your Brain, Change Your Life
  16. Stephen R. Covey – “The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People
  17. Judith Grisel – “Never Enough: The Neuroscience and Experience of Addiction
  18. Peter Levine – “In an Unspoken Voice: How the Body Releases Trauma and Restores Goodness
  19. Patrick Carnes– “Out of the Shadows: Understanding Sexual Addiction
  20. Sheffy Rosenfeld – “The Addict: One Patient, One Doctor, One Year

Each of these authors brings a unique perspective to the complex subject of addiction, whether through personal experience, scientific research, or clinical practice. Their books offer a wealth of knowledge and understanding, contributing significantly to the field of addiction studies and therapy.

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