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    We are often asked about recommending user-friendly books on various recovery-related issues. The following are paperback books that we routinely recommend to patients who are in the early stages of recovery from various substance-related disorders. Please note that this is by no means an exclusive list, and such books are not designed to replace aftercare addiction treatment. Instead, they are intended to serve as an adjunct to your treatment.

    1. Willpower’s Not Enough (Washton)
    2. Sex, Drugs, Gambling, and Chocolate (Horvath)
    3. Stop The Chaos (Tighe)
    4. Addict in the Family (Conyers)
    5. The Addictive Personality (Nakken)
    6. Kill the Craving (Santoro, Deletis & Bergman)
    7. The Staying Sober Workbook: A Serious Solution For The Problem Of Relapse (Gorski)
    8. Staying Sober (Gorski)
    9. The Heart of Addiction (Dodes)
    10. Addicted: Notes from the Belly of the Beast (Crozier & Lane)
    11. Addictive Thinking: Understanding Self-Deception (Twerski)
    12. More, Now, Again: A Memoir of Addiction (Wurtzel)
    13. It Will Never Happen To Me (Black)
    14. First Year Sobriety: When All That Changes Is Everything (Kettelhack)
    15. Managing Your Drug or Alcohol Problems Client Workbook (Daley & Marlatt)
    16. The Alcoholism & Addiction Cure-A Holistic Approach (Prentiss)
    17. Overcoming Your Alcohol or Drug Problem Workbook (Daley & Marlatt)
    18. Substance-Abusing High Achievers: Addiction as an Equal Opportunity Destroyer (Twerski)
    19. Addiction : Why Can’t They Just Stop (Hoffman & Froemke)