A World of Books

Recovery from addiction is not just a one and done:

It is a life practice, a way of being, and because of that it requires us to explore the whole of our lives and existence.

Recovery means we re-frame our relationship with the whole of us – our bodies, our minds, our emotions, our spirit, our relationships, our communities, our environment, our purpose, ourselves.

And so it is we must draw on a number of resources and teachings that span the spectrum of these things. While this is not every book we believe should be read, we encourage you to check out some of these “suggestions”.

Beyond Belief

The recovery community buys half a million daily devotionals yearly. There are specialty books for women, codependents, young people and beginners. Beyond Belief is the

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The Little Book

“A celebration of the varieties of recovery experience.” From the foreword by William L. White, author, Slaying the Dragon: The History of Addiction Treatment and

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Twelve Secular Steps

Twelve Secular Steps features biology based explanations of both addiction and of the 12 Step recovery process. As a Step working guidebook the author, a

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Do Tell

As AA Historian Ernie Kurtz put it, “Storytelling is the essential dynamic of AA.” Do Tell! contains thirty stories – an equal number by women

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Emotional Sobriety

Picking up right at the point where Janet Woititz’s 1990 hit book Adult Children of Alcoholics left off, clinical psychologist Tian Dayton’s latest contribution contains

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Writing the Big Book

The definitive history of writing and producing the”Big Book” of Alcoholics Anonymous, told through extensive access to the group’s archives. Alcoholics Anonymous is arguably the

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Waiting

Many of us have been trained to think of spirituality as the sole provenance of religion; and if we have come to feel that the

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Don’t Tell

Don’t Tell contains a total of 64 stories and essays mostly by agnostics and atheists in AA originally posted on the website AA Agnostica over

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Marty Mann

A Biography of Mrs Marty Mann: The First Lady of Alcoholics Anonymous Paperback – January 31, 2005 Marty Mann was the first woman to achieve

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The Little Book

“A beautiful testimony to AA’s living history.” Ernest Kurtz, author, Not God: A History of Alcoholics Anonymous. Inside the book: Part 1: Twenty alternative versions of the

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Addictive Thinking

The unpredictability and anxiety associated with the coronavirus pandemic can cloud and confuse everybody’s thinking. Excuses, self-deception and addictive logic can harm your recovery and

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Recovering Joy

Addiction recovery requires a serious commitment, yet that doesn’t mean it has to be a bleak, never-ending struggle. “Recovering takes us through many difficult steps

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Chasing the Scream

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER It is now one hundred years since drugs were first banned in the United States. On the eve of this centenary, journalist

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One Breath at a Time

Merging Buddhist mindfulness practices with the Twelve Step program, this updated edition of the bestselling recovery guide One Breath at a Time will inspire and enlighten you

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Modern 12 Step Recovery

Modern 12 Step Recovery is a user-friendly, secular guide to the 12 Step program of Alcoholics Anonymous (AA). This book includes updated Steps, information from

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