Below you will find books that will help you reframe your attitude about alcohol and addiction, build a holistic recovery map, understand the importance of purpose and creativity in recovery, build a yoga and meditation practice, get a grip on the addiction scene as a whole (personally, societally), get familiar with the physiological effects of addiction, tap into a sustaining spiritual practice, work with your fears, tackle your shadow side, rebuild your brain, rebuild your body, support your recovery through basic nutritional practices, handle difficult relationships, find JOY, understand the war on drugs and the evolution of addiction treatment, get clarity around that whole "is it a disease or not" debate, and hundreds of other things that have served me and countless others on this path.
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. We cannot just find God and be done with it, or even just work a series of steps and call it a day. Recovery means we reframe 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 I believe should be read, I have spent countless ours refining the list in order to give you the best of what I've read in terms of foundation for a recovery library.
Before starting, if you have a minute, I encourage you to also check out Why Reading Is Paramount In Recovery. Happy reading!Read More