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  • My Favorite Recovery and Sober Literatures

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    My Favorite Recovery and Sober Literatures

    Recovery Memoirs:

    Drinking: a Love Story by Caroline Knapp 

    Mother Noise by Cindy Housse

    The Sober Diaries by Clare Pooley

    Blackout: Remember the Things I Drank to Forget by Sarah Hepola

    Dry by Augusten Burroughs

    The Recovering by Leslie Jamison 

    (this memoir section needs a serious update – there are MANY recovery memoirs released in the past few years. I highly recommend you to conduct research on Goodreads or Amazon and find one that speaks to you the most) 


    Self-Help Books: 

    Allen Carr’s Quit Drinking by Allen Carr

    Alcohol Lied to Me by Craig Beck

    This Naked Mind by Annie Grace 

    30-Days Sobriety Solution by Jack Canfield and Dave Andrews 

    Mindful Drinking by Rosamund Dean 

    Sex, Drug, Gambling, & Chocolate by Thomas Horvath 


    Informative Reads:

    In the Realm of Hungry Ghosts by Gabor Maté

    The Biology of Desire by Marc Lewis 

    Chasing the Scream by Johann Hari 

    High Price by Carl Hart 

    The Globalization of Addiction by Bruce Alexander 


    Understanding Trauma: 

    The Body Keeps the Score by Bessel Van Der Kolk 

    What Happened to You By Bruce Perry and Oprah Winfrey 

    In the Realm of Hungry Ghosts by Gabor Maté