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!
- UNBROKEN BRAIN (2017)
- Beyond Addiction: How Science and Kindness Help People Change (2014)
- Rewired: A Bold New Approach To Addiction and Recovery (2015)
- 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)
- The Addiction Recovery Workbook: Powerful Skills for Preventing Relapse Every Day (2018)
- In the Realm of Hungry Ghosts: Close Encounters with Addiction (2010)
- The Addiction Treatment Planner: Includes DSM-5 Updates (2014)
- I Want to Change My Life: How to Overcome Anxiety, Depression and Addiction (2010)
- High Achiever: The Incredible True Story of One Addict’s Double Life (2019)
- Addictions: A Banquet in the Grave: Finding Hope in the Power of the Gospel (Resources for Changing Lives) (2001)
UNBROKEN BRAIN (2017)
More people than ever before see themselves as addicted to, or recovering from, addiction, whether it be alcohol or drugs, prescription meds, sex, gambling, porn, or the internet. But despite the unprecedented attention, our understanding of addiction is trapped in unfounded 20th century ideas, addiction as a crime or as brain disease, and in equally outdated treatment.
Beyond Addiction: How Science and Kindness Help People Change (2014)
The 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…
Rewired: A Bold New Approach To Addiction and Recovery (2015)
is a new, breakthrough approach to fighting addiction and self-damaging behavior by acknowledging our personal power to bring ourselves back from the brink.
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)
Most 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.
The Addiction Recovery Workbook: Powerful Skills for Preventing Relapse Every Day (2018)
Prevent 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.
In the Realm of Hungry Ghosts: Close Encounters with Addiction (2010)
Based 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.
The Addiction Treatment Planner: Includes DSM-5 Updates (2014)
The 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.
I Want to Change My Life: How to Overcome Anxiety, Depression and Addiction (2010)
The 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.
High Achiever: The Incredible True Story of One Addict’s Double Life (2019)
When word got out that Tiffany Jenkins was withdrawing from opiates on the floor of a jail cell, people in her town were shocked.
Addictions: A Banquet in the Grave: Finding Hope in the Power of the Gospel (Resources for Changing Lives) (2001)
A 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?
Best Addiction Books Everyone Should Read
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Neurocircuitry of Addiction
Author(s): Nicholas W. Gilpin (editor)
ID: 3553763, Publisher: Academic Press, Year: 2023, Size: 8 Mb, Format: pdf
Substance and Non-Substance Related Addictions: A Global Approach
Author(s): Evaristo Akerele
ID: 3179978, Publisher: Springer, Year: 2022, Size: 4 Mb, Format: pdf
Indigenous Knowledge and Mental Health: A Global Perspective
Author(s): David Danto, Masood Zangeneh
ID: 3179985, Publisher: Springer, Year: 2022, Size: 6 Mb, Format: pdf
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.