Books

Review of “recovery” books

Alcohol Companion, by Phil Cain

Alcohol Companion, by Phil Cain Sometimes it’s difficult to cut through the hard feelings and strongly held views around alcohol and alcoholism. Phil Cain is a science journalist who was born in Manchester, a city with a strong tradition of...

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Key Players in AA history

Just before Christmas, Jon did a great podcast for this site with Bob K about AA history and the issues that atheists have in 12 step fellowships. I thought it was really good and decided to read Bob's book on...

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The Biology of Desire: Why Addiction Is Not a Disease

The Biology of Desire: Why Addiction Is Not a Disease is a book by Marc Lewis PhD, which I recommend that you read. It is a very important book, because it really illustrates that many of the models that are used...

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In the Realm of Hungry Ghosts – Dr Gabor Maté

In the Realm of Hungry Ghosts is an amazing book and I would urge you to read it with an open mind. I must confess that I had read a piece by Stanton Peele which put me off this...

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Harm Reduction Psychotherapy: A New Treatment for Drug and Alcohol Problems

Harm Reduction Psychotherapy: A New Treatment for Drug and Alcohol Problems Book edited by Andrew Tatarsky I have been interested in what Andrew Tatarsky has to say after hearing him on a blog talk radio show hosted by Kenneth Anderson some...

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Powerless no Longer. Review of Pete Soderman Book.

Powerless no Longer. Review of Pete Soderman Book. I felt this book by Pete Soderman was really good and would help most people who are looking to beat addiction or alcoholism. It is well laid out and has lots of...

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The Cure for Alcoholism book.

The Cure for Alcoholism The medically proven way to eliminate Alcohol Addiction - Roy D. Eskapa, PhD, I thought this book was excellent and could really help a lot of people understand the "Sinclair Method", that has the potential to really help...

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High Price – Drugs, Neuroscience and discovering myself. DR Carl Hart.

High Price - Drugs, Neuroscience and discovering myself. DR Carl Hart. I still get pleasantly surprised by some of the books related to the subject of addiction, and this book certainly did that! It certainly was not what I was expecting,...

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Smart Recovery Handbook

This is another book that I read ages ago but have only just managed to put on the site. I feel that this is a very important book for people in recovery and is really well written. The Smart...

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Handbook of Alcoholism Treatment Approaches by Miller and Hester.

Handbook of Alcoholism Treatment Approaches by Miller and Hester. I have been meaning,to put this book, (and a few others!) on the site for some time, but as I only have a very, limited amount of time to work on...

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