Book recommendations?

Hey guys,

I’m having a really rough week and hoping you may have advice on good books about recovery? I’m just in a bad head space and could use some encouraging words to focus on. Thank you in advance for any help! :blush:

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The big book: Alcoholics anonymous

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Thank you! It’s super cheap on amazon, but I bet the library has it also!

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For sure…or go to a local AA meeting, they sell it for cheap aswell

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This naked mind and also the unexpected joy of being sober…give them a go they help fix your mind :grin:

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Thank you very much! I’ll look for those! :blush:

I would recommend The Recovering by Leslie Jamison and In the Realm of the Hungry Ghosts by Gabor Mate. Hope your week improves!

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« Sober For good » and the SMART Recovery workbook

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Thank you!!!

Feeling better already, feel a bit silly for not reaching out for help more often, the couple times I have you guys are always full of useful advice. I really appreciate it, I’ll have to get more comfortable asking for help and maybe get to meeting or two also. Thanks again!

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Thank you so much, love this! :sparkling_heart:

The actor Russle Brand has a Recovery book. It’s helped some folk on here :slight_smile:

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Cool, I didn’t know that - Thank you! :slight_smile:

This is an easy read and relatable to women in particular. I couldn’t put it down and go back to it when I’m struggling.

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I think what Russel is pushing is 12 steps in a Russel gets the royalties kinda way

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I get it. There are some Traditions violations. But it helps a shit ton of people that may not have been reached otherwise. I’ve seen interviews with him and I believe he is genuinely trying to help people

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Yeah no doubt about it…I think he’s a nice dude and pretty clever with a great sense of humour…If the money goes to AA then I’m all for it…but I’m afraid it doesn’t…you’re right though that it’s reaching a lot of people…And I’m being an ignorant prick about it…I don’t even know that it doesn’t say that it’s based on 12 steps in the book…

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A very interesting read…

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This is the start of chapter six of “the biology of desire” by Marc Lewis.

Recognise Johnny’s story?

The book is a challenge. Not everyone will agree. But worth reading.

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