While there are many courses and tutorials online, learning from a book is still one of the best ways to greatly improve your skills. Below I have selected top Recovery books.
- Recovery: Freedom from Our Addictions (2018)
- Refuge Recovery: A Buddhist Path to Recovering from Addiction (2014)
- 12 Stupid Things That Mess Up Recovery: Avoiding Relapse through Self-Awareness and Right Action (2008)
- Recovery Dharma: How to Use Buddhist Practices and Principles to Heal the Suffering of Addiction (2019)
- The Addiction Recovery Workbook: Powerful Skills for Preventing Relapse Every Day (2018)
- The Grief Recovery Handbook, 20th Anniversary Expanded Edition: The Action Program for Moving Beyond Death, Divorce, and Other Losses including Health, Career, and Faith (2017)
- Tyndale NLT Life Recovery Bible (Personal Size, Softcover) 2nd Edition – Addiction Bible Tied to 12 Steps of Recovery for Help with Drugs, Alcohol, Personal Struggles – With Meeting Guide (2017)
- Celebrate Guide Set, Volumes 1-4: A Recovery Program Based on Eight Principles from the Beatitudes (2016)
- Trauma and Recovery: The Aftermath of Violence–From Domestic Abuse to Political Terror (2015)
- Eight Step Recovery: Using the Buddha’s Teachings to Overcome Addiction (2018)
- The Life Recovery Workbook: A Biblical Guide through the Twelve Steps (2007)
- Celebrate Recovery: The Journey Continues Participant’s Guide Set Volumes 5-8: A Recovery Program Based on Eight Principles from the Beatitudes (2016)
- NIV, Celebrate Recovery Study Bible (2016)
“This manual for self-realization comes not from a mountain but from the mudMy qualification is not that I am better than you but I am worse.” ―Russell BrandWith a rare mix of honesty, humor, and compassion, comedian and movie star Russell Brand mines his own wild story and shares the advice and wisdom he has gained through his fourteen yea…
Bestselling author and renowned Buddhist teacher Noah Levine adapts the Buddha’s Four Noble Truths and Eight Fold Path into a proven and systematic approach to recovery from alcohol and drug addiction—an indispensable alternative to the 12-step program.While many desperately need the help of the 12-step recovery program, the traditional AA model’s focus on an external higher power can alienate people who do…
12 Stupid Things That Mess Up Recovery: Avoiding Relapse through Self-Awareness and Right Action (2008)
To grow in recovery, we must grow up emotionally. This means getting honest with ourselves and facing up to the self-defeating thoughts and actions that put our sobriety at risk. Although there are as many ways to mess up recovery as there are alcoholics and addicts, some general themes exist, which include: confusing self-concern with selfishness; not making amends; using the program to try to become perfect; not getting help for relationship troubles; and believing that life should be easy.
Recovery Dharma: How to Use Buddhist Practices and Principles to Heal the Suffering of Addiction (2019)
In the Buddhist tradition, “Dharma” means “truth,” or “the way things are.” This book describes a way to free ourselves from the suffering of addiction using Buddhist practices and principles.
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.
The Grief Recovery Handbook, 20th Anniversary Expanded Edition: The Action Program for Moving Beyond Death, Divorce, and Other Losses including Health, Career, and Faith (2017)
Newly updated and expanded to commemorate its twentieth anniversary—this classic resource helps people complete the grieving process and move toward recovery and happiness. Incomplete recovery from grief can have a lifelong negative effect on the capacity for happiness.
Tyndale NLT Life Recovery Bible (Personal Size, Softcover) 2nd Edition – Addiction Bible Tied to 12 Steps of Recovery for Help with Drugs, Alcohol, Personal Struggles – With Meeting Guide (2017)
Tyndale’s The Life Recovery Bible is the #1–selling recovery Bible with over 3 million copies in print. This Bible for addiction points to God himself as the primary source of recovery with essential tools and features that help free people from the grip of addiction. It is widely used in tangent with the 12 Step recovery programs, in correctional facilities, and by individuals seeking help taking their life back from behaviors and substances that have held them captive.
Celebrate Guide Set, Volumes 1-4: A Recovery Program Based on Eight Principles from the Beatitudes (2016)
This shrink-wrapped pack includes all four participant’s guides for the Celebrate Recovery Program: By working through the lessons and exercises found in each of the four Participant’s Guides, you will begin to experience the true peace and serenity you have been seeking, restore and develop stronger relationships with others and with God, and find freedom from life’s hurts, hang-ups, and habits.
Trauma and Recovery is revered as the seminal text on understanding trauma survivors. By placing individual experience in a broader political frame, Harvard psychiatrist Judith Herman argues that psychological trauma is inseparable from its social and political context.
“Give yourself over day by day, thought by thought, moment by moment to this reliable and profound form of nurturance and healing.” Jon Kabat-Zinn, from the Preface”The MBAR programme draws on a wide range of the Buddha’s practical, yet deeply profound, teachings.
As a complement to The Life Recovery Bible (more than 800,000 copies sold), The Life Recovery Workbook leads the recovering addict into reflection and practical application. By placing the 12 steps of recovery into a firm biblical context, the workbook brings scriptural principles into personal focus. Contemporary “Recovery Profiles,” expanded descriptions of each of the 12 steps, and open-ended questions work in unison with The Life Recovery Bible.
Celebrate Recovery: The Journey Continues Participant’s Guide Set Volumes 5-8: A Recovery Program Based on Eight Principles from the Beatitudes (2016)
A Program for Implementing a Christ-Centered Recovery Ministry in Your ChurchAlcoholism – Divorce – Sexual Abuse – Codependency – Domestic Violence – Drug Addiction – Sexual Addiction – Food Addiction – Gambling Addiction and others.There is a way the church can help the hurting move beyond their wounds to experience the healing and…
Find freedom from life’s hurts, hang-ups, and habits.The NIV Celebrate Recovery Study Bible is a powerful and positive ally. This Bible is based on eight recovery principles found in Jesus’ Sermon on the Mount and on the underlying Christ-centered twelve steps of the proven Celebrate Recovery program.
Best Recovery Books that Should be on Your Bookshelf
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 recovery 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.
Healing Magnets. A Guide for Pain Relief, Speeding Recovery, and Restoring Balance
Author(s): Sherry Kahn
ID: 2335737, Publisher: Three Rivers Press, Year: June 20, 2000, Size: 20 Mb, Format: pdf
Professional SQL Server High Availability and Disaster Recovery
Author(s): Ahmad Osama
ID: 2344138, Publisher: Packt Publishing, Year: January 2019 , Size: 48 Mb, Format: pdf
Irritable Bowel Syndrome: Navigating your way to recovery
Author(s): Dr Megan Arroll,Christine Dancey
ID: 2296750, Publisher: Hammersmith Health Books, Year: 4 Dec 2015, Size: 685 Kb, Format: epub
Please note that this booklist is not final. Some books are really best-sellers according to Chicago Tribune, others are composed by unknown writers. On top of that, you can always find additional tutorials and courses on Coursera, Udemy or edX, for example. Are there any other relevant books you could recommend? Leave a comment if you have any feedback on the list.