Hello - My username is hitex and I’m new to this community! Quick intro - 40yo, female, Texan & alcoholic in recovery. My sobriety date is 11.01.2023. My addiction began in 2020, admitted inpatient 09.2022, followed by binge relapses & recently successfully completed a 40 day RTC. Currently I attend IOP 3 times weekly.
For the members here in recovery, what addiction & recovery books do you recommend?
In addition to the Big Book, Ive read the following:
Refuge Recovery - Noah Levine
Prodependence - Robert Weiss
In the Realm of Hungry Ghosts - Gabor Mate
Atlas of the Heart - Brene Brown
The Body Keeps the Score - Bessel Van der Kolk
You Can Heal Your Life - Louise Hay
I would love to hear of any written materials that anyone recommends!
The Road Less Travelled - M. Scott Peck(Not directly addiction related, but really good and all about spiritual growth. Only things I didn’t like was the author’s view on God and religion directly, as I believe in God, and the author was kind of on the whole Buddhist spiritual growth is the path to becoming God train
12 Stupid Things That Mess Up Recovery - Allen Berger (And actually the whole series. 12 More Stupid Things, 12 Smart Things To Do When the Booze and Drugs Are Gone, and I think there are more.)
All those really helped me. I haven’t read all of the 12 stupid things series but what I have read was really good.
Hope this helps
Agreed, I love both of her books too!!! I have read a lot of books like this, as well as many addiction / recovery memoirs and novels. Idk, there is just something about a recovery story that touches me deeply.
@SassyRocks@hitex I actually wrote a comment on one of Laura mckowens Instagram posts basically what I wrote on this thread and she liked my comment and answered “thanks ” and it just made my day I’m such a fanboy for her still feels awesome that she took the time to read and answer my comment feels special
I recently found out spotify added some audiobooks to the premium subscription. I have been listening to Matthew Perry’s book and it is so sad. I have found some parts to be triggering but he talks openly about his addiction and multiple relapses.
Thursday morning, when I took the first step to sobriety I went on Amazon and found this book. It was supposed to come today, and it came
Last night. (Coincidence? Or Divine intervention) I read the first 115 pages because I couldn’t put it down. The first page literally grabbed me and didn’t let go. If anyone is new and looking for inspiration or maybe you are just looking for a NEW motivation I don’t know but all I can say is WOW. Just WOW.
You’ll have to tell me what you think. I’m assuming it’s him narrating the book and he’s a Britt and very witty in written form I can imagine he’s equally so when you actually hear him speak! I hope you love it!