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The Man 11-18-2007 02:12 AM

Some recovery books that have been helpful
 
The Truth and Meaning of Addiction, Stanton Peele
Cognitive Therapy, AT Beck
Big Book, Bill Wilson et al


Anyone get any more?

Yardbird 11-20-2007 02:02 PM

I found 12 Steps on Buddha's Path by Laura S to be an insightful variation on the 12 steps.
I also found a book called Cocaine Addiction very helpful in understanding that particular problem (not my DOC but my partner's)--unfortunately I don't remember the author. But it explained the physiological components of coke addiction very, very clearly and that somehow helped me to view the whole problem with more compassion. I've heard Under the Influence is good that way about alcoholism--a fairly clinical description of the problem.

And the 12 +12--often just what works for me, somehow.

shockozulu 11-20-2007 03:32 PM

When AA Doesn't Work For You: Rational Steps to Quitting Alcohol by Albert Ellis.

2stop 12-12-2007 10:34 AM

Any books dealing with cognitve retraining were my best help. Dr Burns has one claled Feeling Good.............really helpful to me, it isn't about addiction, but the tools I learned from this book help me in every way imaginable.
Also all books by Dr Wayne Dyer, very very good,especially Your Sacred Self and Real Magic.


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