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Best Addiction Books Everyone Should Read

Here is a list of the best Addiction books, some I have read myself, some that I did research on, and all have great reviews!

Beyond Addiction: How Science and Kindness Help People Change (2014)

 Best Addiction Books Everyone Should ReadThe groundbreaking method that upends current treatment models and “offers collective hope to families of substance abusers” (Kirkus Reviews), helping loved ones conquer addiction and compulsion problems through positive reinforcement and kindness—from the leaders in progressive addiction treatment in the US.Beyond Addiction goes beyond the theatrics of interventions and tough love to show family and friends how they can use kindness, positive reinforcement, and motivational an…
Author(s): Jeffrey Foote, Carrie Wilkens , et al.

Rewired: A Bold New Approach To Addiction and Recovery (2015)

 Best Addiction Books Everyone Should Read  is a new, breakthrough approach to fighting addiction and self-damaging behavior by acknowledging our personal power to bring ourselves back from the brink.
Author(s): Erica Spiegelman

The Mindfulness Workbook for Addiction: A Guide to Coping with the Grief, Stress and Anger that Trigger Addictive Behaviors (A New Harbinger Self-Help Workbook) (2012)

 Best Addiction Books Everyone Should ReadMost addictive behavior is rooted in some type of loss, be it the death of a loved one, coming to terms with limitations set by chronic health problems, or the end of a relationship. By turning to drugs and alcohol, people who have suffered a loss can numb their grief. In the process, they postpone their healing and can drive themselves further into addiction.
Author(s): Rebecca E. Williams PhD, Julie S. Kraft MA

The Addiction Recovery Workbook: Powerful Skills for Preventing Relapse Every Day (2018)

 Best Addiction Books Everyone Should ReadPrevent relapse with practical coping skills for everyday life from The Addiction Recovery Workbook.Preventing relapse in daily life is where the work of a successful recovery starts.
Author(s): Freedman Psy.D., Paula A.

In the Realm of Hungry Ghosts: Close Encounters with Addiction (2010)

 Best Addiction Books Everyone Should ReadBased on Gabor Maté’s two decades of experience as a medical doctor and his groundbreaking work with the severely addicted on Vancouver’s skid row, In the Realm of Hungry Ghosts radically reenvisions this much misunderstood field by taking a holistic approach.
Author(s): Gabor Maté, MD, Levine Ph.D., Peter A.

The Addiction Treatment Planner: Includes DSM-5 Updates (2014)

 Best Addiction Books Everyone Should ReadThe Addiction Treatment Planner, Fifth Edition provides all the elements necessary to quickly and easily develop formal treatment plans that satisfy the demands of HMOs, managed care companies, third-party payors, and state and federal agencies.
Author(s): Robert R. Perkinson , Jongsma Jr., Arthur E., et al.

I Want to Change My Life: How to Overcome Anxiety, Depression and Addiction (2010)

 Best Addiction Books Everyone Should ReadThe book contains a five-point plan for overcoming anxiety, depression, and addiction. Learn the symptoms, treatment, and relapse prevention strategies that will change your life. Learn new coping skills such as cognitive therapy, stress management, and mindfulness along with step-by-step instructions on how to use them. The book includes numerous exercises and a one-month program to help you get started. Dr.
Author(s): Steven M Melemis

High Achiever: The Incredible True Story of One Addict’s Double Life (2019)

 Best Addiction Books Everyone Should ReadWhen word got out that Tiffany Jenkins was withdrawing from opiates on the floor of a jail cell, people in her town were shocked.
Author(s): Tiffany Jenkins

Addictions: A Banquet in the Grave: Finding Hope in the Power of the Gospel (Resources for Changing Lives) (2001)

 Best Addiction Books Everyone Should ReadA worship disorder: this is how Edward T. Welch views addictions. "Will we worship our own desires or will we worship the true God?" With this lens the author discovers far more in Scripture on addictions than passages on drunkenness. There we learn the addict’s true condition: like guests at a banquet thrown by "the woman Folly," he is already in the grave (Proverbs 9:13-18). Can we not escape our addictions?
Author(s): Edward T. Welch

Best Addiction Books Everyone Should Read

We highly recommend you to buy all paper or e-books in a legal way, for example, on Amazon. But sometimes it might be a need to dig deeper beyond the shiny book cover. Before making a purchase, you can visit resources like Library Genesis and download some addiction books mentioned below at your own risk. Once again, we do not host any illegal or copyrighted files, but simply give our visitors a choice and hope they will make a wise decision.

Pain Killer: A Memoir of Big League Addiction

Author(s): Brantt Myhres; Michael Landsberg
ID: 2912926, Publisher: Penguin Canada, Year: 2021, Size: 18 Mb, Format: epub

Hooked: Food, Free Will, and How the Food Giants Exploit Our Addictions

Author(s): Michael Moss
ID: 2927403, Publisher: Random House Publishing Group, Year: 2021, Size: 1 Mb, Format: epub

The Addiction Inoculation: Raising Healthy Kids in a Culture of Dependence

Author(s): Jessica Lahey
ID: 2955247, Publisher: Harper, Year: 2021, Size: 1 Mb, Format: epub

Please note that this booklist is not final. Some books are truly chart-busters according to The New York Times, others are written by unknown authors. On top of that, you can always find additional tutorials and courses on Coursera, Udemy or edX, for example. Are there any other relevant resources you could recommend? Leave a comment if you have any feedback on the list.

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