5 Addiction Recovery Books to Put on Your Reading List

An important component of recovering from drug and alcohol addiction is surrounding yourself with positive reminders of the benefits of sobriety. These reminders can include guidance from a trusted source and mindful meditation to promote mental health, both of which can be accomplished by opening a good book.

If you’re ready for a relaxing reading day, we recommend adding these powerful addiction recovery books to your list:

1.Broken: My Story of Addiction and Redemption by William Cope Moyers


A large part of our 90-day treatment program is forming a brotherhood with those who have also experienced addiction. Reading about another’s journey of addiction creates a similar sense of unification and brotherhood. Moyers’s memoir demonstrates that addiction can happen to anyone. Growing up in a loving family with a comfortable lifestyle, he was the last person anyone would suspect of drug or alcohol abuse. His story offers hope that there is light on the other side of addiction.

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2. Blackout: Remembering the Things I Drank to Forget by Sarah Hepola

Individuals start drinking for countless reasons – coping with past traumas, societal pressure, etc. For Sarah Hepola, she started drinking to seek adventure. As a journalist, she felt like her most creative moments and wild stories came when she consumed alcohol. Her lifestyle came at a price, though, when she found there were so many moments that she couldn’t remember due to blackouts. Hepola’s raw words truly speak to those who have experienced the same pains of alcoholism.

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3. Awakening the Brain: The Neuropsychology of Grace by Charlotte A. Tomaino

This nonfiction book delves into the unique intersection of spirituality and neuropsychology. Charlotte Tomaino drives home the belief that human potential is virtually limitless. She discusses the brain functions that relate to addiction, as well as tools for self-empowerment. This book is a great read for anyone who is interested in the science behind addiction.

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4. Scar Tissue by Anthony Kiedis

This New York Times Best Seller follows Red Hot Chili Peppers’s member, Anthony Kiedis, on his journey through his wild days of a partying musician. Drug addiction was something that had always been a part of his life, with his father selling drugs during his childhood. Kiedis takes readers through the story of his severe relapses, which led to his eventual recovery.

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5. This Naked Mind: Control Alcohol, Find Freedom, Discover Happiness & Change Your Life by Annie Grace

Sometimes the best way to recover from drug and alcohol addiction is understanding the reasons behind why we are prone to abusing these substances. Annie Grace makes the case that alcohol is ultimately a waste of time and that sobriety is freeing, not boring. This book is important for anyone who is still struggling with attaining sobriety.

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Our compassionate and qualified team can provide numerous more addiction resources that can aid in the path to addiction recovery. Contact our team today at 720-577-4422 or jordan@choicehouse.com.

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