Books on Addictions
MUST HAVES for People, Friends and Relatives with Addiction Problems Like: Alcoholism, Substance Abuse, Sex, Internet, and Other Types of Addictions
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Healing the Addicted Brain: The Revolutionary, Science-Based Alcoholism and Addiction Recovery Program by Dr. Harold Urschel
"Fingers on the Ledge: Healing the Lives of High Functioning People with Addictions
Author Catherine Patterson-Sterling was a guest on the HealthyPlace Mental Health TV show talking about parents of addicted children, teens and adults, and the best way to help in their recovery.
Facing Love Addiction: Giving Yourself the Power to Change the Way You Love
Reader Comment: "I found this book well written and comprehensive, but what was the most moving to me was the way in which it touched the most painful, sad and hidden part of my relationships."
Rational Recovery: The New Cure for Substance Addiction
Reader Comment: "The book helped me understand that I like the high I get from drinking, but it isn't good for me so I must stop."
The Heart of Addiction: A New Approach to Understanding and Managing Alcoholism and Other Addictive Behaviors
Reader Comment: "What the general public doesn't acknowledge and what the pharmaceutical companies and mental health advocates never mention."
Out of the Shadows: Understanding Sexual Addiction
Reader Comment: "I run a group for men with sexual addiction and this book has been invaluable to me in not only the planning but the implementation of the group."
The Alcoholism and Addiction Cure: A Holistic Approach to Total Recovery
Reader Comment: "The book itself is great. It is easy to read and full of warmth, very chatty."
Addiction and Recovery for Dummies
Reader Comment: "Covers all the most important treatment approaches without moralizing and helps you choose what is most helpful or appropriate to your situation."
Mindful Recovery: A Spiritual Path to Healing from Addiction
Reader Comment: "This is one of those books that can be picked up and read a few pages at a time, from any point. It is worth your time and money. "
The Craving Brain: A bold new approach to breaking free from *drug addiction *overeating *alcoholism
Reader Comment: "It provides a good, solid scientific understanding of addiction in simple language and offers useful guidelines about moving beyond sobriety and toward cure."
Willpower Is Not Enough: Understanding and Overcoming Addiction and Compulsion
Reader Comment: "Highly recommended to any thinking person interested in understanding and recovering from their addiction."
My Husband Has a Secret: Finding Healing for the Betrayal of Sexual Addiction
Reader Comment: "Highly recommended to any person interested in understanding and recovering from their addiction."
Sex, Drugs, Gambling & Chocolate: A Workbook for Overcoming Addictions
Reader Comment: "It provides a variety of techniques to decrease addictive behaviors, many of them new and all of them coherent, logical, understandable, and practical--this book is a must read."
Last Updated: 25 June 2016
Reviewed by Harry Croft, MD