Knowledge is power. When struggling with addiction, arming yourself with knowledge by reading books about addiction will help you in every phase, from learning about the disease to searching for treatment to maintaining sobriety post-treatment. And the same can be said for the family members of addicts, who are most likely facing struggles of their own. Books can provide a level of understanding about addiction and co-occurring mental health disorders and they can also provide comfort in a time of need.
Here are some helpful books on the subject of addiction recovery that garnered rave reviews on Amazon:
Addiction is complicated and often misunderstood. Whether you’re the one facing addiction or are researching on behalf of a loved one, understanding what addiction is and how it impacts the brain is important when trying to conquer it. Here are some books to help shed some light on the science behind addiction and the evidence-based practices.
Real patients’ stories help the reader understand the brain’s chemical response to substances.
This book attacks the myths and misinformation about addiction and offers information on the most current scientific and popular literature on addiction.
Addiction Recovery Topics
Recovery involves self-awareness and a total commitment on the part of the addict. In this book, the author reveals some beliefs and attitudes that can sabotage one’s recovery and provides tools to working through these obstacles.
Understanding addiction is crucial in taking the step towards sobriety. Author Suzette Glasner-Edwards offers strategies for creating a successful recovery plan.
An estimated 7.9 million adults have a co-occurring disorder that accompanies addiction. This book offers tips for overcoming anxiety, depression, and addiction with prevention strategies such as cognitive therapy, stress management, and mindfulness exercises.
Books for Family Members of Addicts
As a family member or friend, you may be frustrated with someone’s self-destructive behavior and wonder why they just can’t quit drugs or alcohol. Why do they continue to hurt themselves and those around them? You’ll find hope and inspiration as well as tips and strategies to dealing with your loved one’s addiction.
Sometimes it’s comforting to know you’re not alone—that others have witnessed a family member’s fall to addiction. This book offers hope through other fathers, mothers, sons, and daughters of addicts.
Help at JourneyPure Bowling Green
If you have a loved one who is struggling with addictive behaviors and you’re not sure how to help, give us a call. Our admissions team is happy to talk to you about insurance, payment options and what treatment would be best for your family member. Contact us today.
Chris Clancy is the in-house Content Manager for JourneyPure’s Digital Marketing team, where he gets to explore a wide variety of substance abuse- and mental health-related topics. He has more than 20 years’ experience as a journalist and researcher, with strong working knowledge of hospital systems, health insurance, content strategy, and public relations. He lives in Nashville with his wife and two kids.