Addiction and Recovery

Updated October 27, 2022
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Assess, rebuild, connect : creating a new life beyond addiction
Assess, Rebuild, Connect is the comprehensive resource that guides individuals and their loved ones through the three phases of addiction recovery and into a life of sustained sobriety. Featuring reflection questions and room for written responses, plus real-life success stories to inspire and...
Overcoming opioid addiction : the authoritative medical guide for patients, families, doctors, and therapists
Bisaga, Adam
Drug overdoses are now the leading cause of death for Americans under the age of 50, claiming more lives than the AIDs epidemic did at its peak. Opioid abuse accounts for two-thirds of these overdoses, with over 100 Americans dying from opioid overdoses every day. Now...
The addiction spectrum : a compassionate, holistic approach to recovery
Thomas, Paul MD
"If anyone you know is struggling with addiction--or if you think you might have a problem--you want to read this book."--GARTH STEIN, bestselling author of The Art of Racing in the Rain "a proven, comprehensive program that compassionately guides the reader to a place of...
The gift of recovery : 52 mindful ways to live joyfully beyond addiction
Williams, Rebecca E.
Gold Winner of The 2019 Living Now Book Award (Self-Help) Gold Winner of The 2019 Human Relations Indie Book Award (Recovery) Silver Winner of The 2018 Nautilus Book Award (Personal Growth) Silver Winner of The 2019 IPBA...
Accept, reflect, commit : your first steps to addiction recovery
"The perfect resource to help anyone whose life has been touched by the addiction epidemic." - Sarah Patrick, R.N. Are you mired in active addiction and struggling to find a way out? Are you concerned for a loved one whose life is being controlled by drugs or alcohol? Accept, Reflect, Commit: Your...
The opioid crisis
Harris, Duchess
The Opioid Crisis examines the reasons behind the opioid epidemic in the United States and its far-reaching effect on people's everyday lives. The brain science behind opioid addiction is also explored, and the book encourages readers to form their own opinions. Features include a glossary,...
The opioid crisis : a reference handbook
Newton, David E.
A comprehensive overview of opioid use throughout human history, current problems surrounding opioid abuse, and suggested approaches to solving these problems.Dependence on opioids has grown into an epidemic, its effects felt globally and most of all in the United States. The Opioid Crisis...
The opioid epidemic
Olsen, Yngvild
The opioid epidemic is responsible for longest sustained decline in U.S. life expectancy since the time of World War I and the Great Influenza. In 2017, nearly 50,000 Americans died from an opioid overdose - with an estimated 2 million more living with opioid addiction every day. The Opioid Epidemic...
American overdose : the opioid tragedy in three acts
McGreal, Chris
A comprehensive portrait of a uniquely American epidemic -- devastating in its findings and damning in its conclusions The opioid epidemic has been described as "one of the greatest mistakes of modern medicine." But calling it a mistake is a generous rewriting of the history of...
Never enough : the neuroscience and experience of addiction
Grisel, Judith
A NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER From a renowned behavioral neuroscientist and recovering addict, a rare page-turning work of science that draws on personal insights to reveal how drugs work, the dangerous hold they can take on the brain, and the surprising way to combat today's...
Understanding the opioid epidemic
Grant, John
It captures the story of the opioid crisis through personal stories and interviews with experts and reveals the tragic impact of the overuse of prescription painkillers on individuals, families, and communities.
Empire of pain : the secret history of the Sackler dynasty
Keefe, Patrick Radden
NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER * A NEW YORK TIMES NOTABLE BOOK OF THE YEAR * A grand, devastating portrait of three generations of the Sackler family, famed for their philanthropy, whose fortune was built by Valium and whose reputation was destroyed by OxyContin. From...
Dopesick : dealers, doctors, and the drug company that addicted America
Macy, Beth
A Hulu limited series inspired by the New York Times bestselling book by Beth Macy.  Journalist Beth Macy's definitive account of America's opioid epidemic "masterfully interlaces stories of communities in crisis with dark histories of corporate...
Raising Lazarus : hope, justice, and the future of America's overdose crisis
Macy, Beth
A "deeply reported, deeply moving" (Patrick Radden Keefe) account of everyday heroes fighting on the front lines of the overdose crisis, from the New York Times bestselling author of Dopesick (inspiration for the Peabody Award-winning Hulu limited series) and Factory...
Recovery after rehab : a guide for the newly sober and their loved ones
Nowinski, Joseph
A practical guide that picks up where "rehab" leaves off, and where the real work of recovery from substance abuse begins. Many of those who suffer the consequences of substance (along with their loved ones) may find relief when the substance abuser agrees to enter rehab or...
How to raise a drug-free kid : the straight dope for parents
Califano, Joseph A., Jr.
The highly acclaimed comprehensive guide to getting your child through the formative pre-teen, teen, and college years drug-free--now completely revised and updated. Nearly every child will be offered drugs or alcohol before graduating high school, and excessive drinking is...
Relationships in recovery : repairing damage and building healthy connections while overcoming addiction
Green, Kelly E.
One of the most devastating aspects of addiction is the damage it causes to relationships--with intimate partners, family, friends, or colleagues. But recovery programs often recommend that you focus solely on sobriety and don't emphasize the need to rebuild relationships. Psychologist and...
One by one : a memoir of love and loss in the shadows of opioid America
Bush, Nicholas
As seen on The Today Show A page-turning memoir from a former opioid addict in an opioid addicted community--and an up-close look at America's new health crisis. Behind closed doors, millions of people abuse opioids. Nicholas Bush was one of them. In this...
Opioid, Indiana
Carr, Brian Allen
"Full of gorgeous language and wild insights."-Nick Flynn Set in the beleaguered heart of Indiana's opioid crisis, Brian Allen Carr's timely and tender novel about a teen struggling to find his place in the world-and come up with $800 rent-is at once a moving rumination on the...
The pain companion : everyday wisdom for living with and moving beyond chronic pain
Shockley, Sarah
A Practical, Gentle, and Empathetic Approach to Pain Where do you turn when medication and medical treatments do not relieve persistent, debilitating pain? What can you do when pain interferes with work, family, and social life and you no longer feel like the person you used to be?...
The addiction solution : treating our dependence on opioids and other drugs
Sederer, Lloyd I.
A groundbreaking examination of addiction from a psychiatrist and public health doctor, offering practical, proven solutions for individuals, families, and communities dealing with substance use and abuse. Written with warmth, accessibility, and vast authority, The Addiction...
Death in Mud Lick : a coal country fight against the drug companies that delivered the opioid epidemic
Eyre, Eric
A New York Times Critics' Top Ten Book of the Year * 2021 Edgar Award Winner Best Fact Crime * A Lit Hub Best Book of The Year From a Pulitzer Prize-winning reporter from the smallest newspaper ever to win the prize in the investigative reporting category, an...
Being sober : a step-by-step guide to getting to, getting through, and living in recovery
Haroutunian, Harry L.
Conquer substance abuse and addiction with this proven plan from the former physician director of professional and residential programs at the Betty Ford Center, now revised and expanded Foreword by Steven Tyler The disease of addiction affects 1 out of 10 peoplein...
Managing chronic pain in an age of addiction
Purvez, Akhtar
As a nation, we are facing an unprecedented opioid crisis that is killing more than 65,000 people a year. It is destroying our families and decimating our neighborhoods. And it is costing us billions. As more and more people are dealing with chronic pain, and as the opioid crisis reaches epic...
7 tools to beat addiction
Peele, Stanton.
Whether you are battling drugs, nicotine, alcohol, food, shopping, sex, or gambling, this hands-on, practical guide will help you overcome addiction of any kind. If you or a loved one are struggling with addiction but do not find that twelve-step or other treatment programs work...
Thinking simply about addiction : a handbook for recovery
Sandor, Richard S.
A profound yet practical guide to understanding addiction and recovery from an authority on the subject. No social problem today causes greater confusion than addiction. Whatever form it takes - alcohol, heroin, cocaine, nicotine, etc. - it tears apart homes and relationships,...
Inside rehab : the surprising truth about addiction treatment : and how to get help that works
Fletcher, Anne M.
An eye-opening tour of the addiction treatment industry explores the gap between what should happen and what does What happens inside drug and alcohol rehabilitation centers and how rehab works are a mystery to those outside the industry - and sometimes even to those inside it....
Drug warrior : inside the hunt for El Chapo and the rise of America's opioid crisis
Riley, Jack
DEA Agent Jack Riley, "[Chicago's] most famous federal agent since the days of The Untouchables" (-Rolling Stone)tells the inside story of his 30-year hunt for the drug kingpin known as El Chapo, and reveals the true causes of the American opioid epidemic.<...
Rewired : a bold new approach to addiction and recovery
Spiegelman, Erica
A counselor at one of the most innovative and renowned drug and alcohol treatment centers in the world introduces an empowering approach to addiction recovery that addresses the whole self-mind, body, and spirit This "useful and practical perspective on what you can do to recover...
American cartel : inside the battle to bring down the opioid industry
Higham, Scott
The definitive investigation and exposé of how some of the nation's largest corporations created and fueled the opioid crisis--from the Pulitzer Prize-winning Washington Post reporters who first uncovered the dimensions of the deluge of pain pills that ravaged the country and the...
Healing the stormy marriage : hope and help for you when your loved one has mental health or addiction issues
Bohlen, R. Christian
"An invaluable resource. . . For Christians dealing with the challenges of mental illness in their spouse, this is a must-read." -- BlueInk Reviews, starred review If you are hurt, frustrated, or confused by your unstable loved one''s behavior, this faith-based resource was...
The anatomy of addiction : what science and research tell us about the true causes, best preventive techniques, and most successful treatments
Mohammad, Akikur
As compelling as it is informative and authoritative, The Anatomy of Addiction leads readers to a better understanding about the causes, prevention and treatment of addiction. It explains in layman's terms what constitutes effective, evidence-based addiction medicine and how to find it. Ultimately,...
When your partner has an addiction : how compassion can transform your relationship (and heal you both in the process)
Lawford, Christopher Kennedy
Your partner's addiction takes a toll on both of your lives. That doesn't mean you should turn your back on the person you love. We've been told that staying with a partner who struggles with addiction--whether it be with drugs, alcohol, or addictive behaviors--means...
Unbroken brain : a revolutionary new way of understanding addiction
Szalavitz, Maia
A NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER More people than ever before see themselves as addicted to, or recovering from, addiction, whether it be alcohol or drugs, prescription meds, sex, gambling, porn, or the internet. But despite the unprecedented attention, our understanding of...
Beyond addiction : how science and kindness help people change
Foote, Jeffrey.
The groundbreaking method that upends current treatment models and "offers collective hope to families of substance abusers" (Kirkus Reviews), helping loved ones conquer addiction and compulsion problems through positive reinforcement and kindness--from the leaders in progressive addiction...
Refuge recovery : a Buddhist path to recovering from addiction
Levine, Noah.
Bestselling author and renowned Buddhist teacher Noah Levine adapts the Buddha's Four Noble Truths and Eight Fold Path into a proven and systematic approach to recovery from alcohol and drug addiction--an indispensable alternative to the 12-step program. While many desperately need the...
Painkillers, heroin, and the road to sanity : real solutions for long-term recovery from opiate addiction
Gammill, Joani
Recovery from prescription painkiller or heroin addiction can feel impossible, with low numbers of people sustaining recovery. But there is hope. With guidance from those in long-term recovery, along with new approaches to treatment, a healthy, drug-free life is possible. ...
In pain : a bioethicist's personal struggle with opioids
Rieder, Travis N.
NPR Best Book of 2019 A bioethicist's eloquent and riveting memoir of opioid dependence and withdrawal--a harrowing personal reckoning and clarion call for change not only for government but medicine itself, revealing the lack of crucial resources and structures to handle this insidious...
Drug dealer, MD : how doctors were duped, patients got hooked, and why it's so hard to stop
Lembke, Anna
The disturbing connection between well-meaning physicians and the prescription drug epidemic. Three out of four people addicted to heroin probably started on a prescription opioid, according to the director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. In the United States...
American epidemic : reporting from the front lines of the opioid crisis
Jamison, Leslie
A first-of-its kind collection of the most vivid reporting about the most lethal addiction crisis ever Just a few years ago, the opioid crisis could be referred to as a "silent epidemic," but it is no longer possible to argue that the scourge of opiate addiction being overlooked. This is...
Clean : overcoming addiction and ending America's greatest tragedy
Sheff, David.
Addiction is a preventable, treatable disease, not a moral failing. As with other illnesses, the approaches most likely to work are based on science -- not on faith, tradition, contrition, or wishful thinking. These facts are the foundation ofClean, a myth...
Fentanyl, Inc. : how rogue chemists are creating the deadliest wave of the opioid epidemic
Westhoff, Ben
A remarkable four-year investigation into the dangerous world of synthetic drugs--from black market drug factories in China to users and dealers on the streets of the U.S. to harm reduction activists in Europe--which reveals for the first time the next wave of the opioid epidemic A deeply...
American fix : inside the opioid addiction crisis - and how to end it
Hampton, Ryan
Nearly every American knows someone who has been affected by the opioid crisis. Addiction is a trans-partisan issue that impacts individuals from every walk of life. Millions of Americans, tired of watching their loved ones die while politicians ignore this issue. Where is the solution? Where is the...
Pain killer : an empire of deceit and the origin of America's opioid epidemic
Meier, Barry
A Pulitzer Prize-winning New York Times reporter exposes the roots of the opioid epidemic at the hands of Purdue Pharma and Raymond and Mortimer Sackler in Pain Killer, a "timely, compelling, important" (The Seattle Times) story of corporate...

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