Recommended Reading

Addiction / Parenting / Self-help

The Addicted Brain: Why We Abuse Drugs, Alcohol, and Nicotine
Michael Kuhar

Brain in Balance: Understanding the Genetics and Neurochemistry behind Addiction and Sobriety
Fredrick Von Stieff

Addict in the Family: Stories of Loss, Hope and Recovery
Beverly Conyers

Beyond Addiction: How Science and Kindness Help People Change
Jeffery Foote

The Center For Motivation and Change – The Parent’s 20 Minute Guide to change

When Our Grown Kids Disappoint Us: Letting Go of Their Problems, Loving Them Anyway, and Getting on with Our Lives
Jane Adams

Codependent No More: How to Stop Controlling Others and Start Caring for Yourself
Melody Beattie

Codependents’ Guide to the Twelve Steps
Melody Beattie

The Language of Letting Go
Melody Beattie

Boundaries: When to Say Yes, When to Say No to Take Control of Your Life
Henry Cloud and John Townsend

Don’t Let Your Kids Kill You: A Guide for Parents of Drug and Alcohol Addicted Children
Charles Rubin

The Enabler: When Helping Harms the Ones You Love
Angelyn Miller

Addictive Thinking: Understanding Self-Deception
Abraham Twerski

Clean: Overcoming Addiction and Ending America’s Greatest Tragedy
David Sheff

7 Tools to Beat Addiction
Stanton Peele

A Gentle Path Through the Twelve Steps: The Classic Guide for All People in the Process of Recovery
Patrick Carnes

Prayers for the Twelve Steps: A Spiritual Journey
Bill Pittman and Jerry Seiden

In the Realm of Hungry Ghosts
Gabor Mate, MD

It Will Never Happen to Me
Claudia Black

Everything Changes: Help for Families of Newly Recovering Addicts
Beverly Conyers

Why Don’t They Just Quit? : What Families and Friends Need to Know about Addiction and Recovery
Joe Herzanek

Recovering My Kid: Parenting Young Adults in Treatment and Beyond
Joseph Lee

Not My Child: A Progressive and Proactive Approach for Healing Addicted Teenagers and Their Families
Frank Lawlis

Reclaim Your Family from Addiction: How Couples and Families Recover Love and Meaning
Craig Nakken

It’s Not Okay to Be a Cannibal: How to Keep Addiction from Eating Your Family Alive
Andrew Wainwright and Robert Poznanovich

Reclaim Your Life: You and the Alcoholic/Addict
Carole Bennett

Yes Your Teen is Crazy! : Loving Your Kid without Losing Your Mind
Michael Bradley

Staying Sober: A Guide for Relapse Prevention
Terence Gorski and Merlene Miller

Healing the Shame That Binds You
John Bradshaw

Loving an Addict, Loving Yourself: The Top 10 Survival Tips for Loving Someone with an Addiction
Candace Plattor

The Gifts of Imperfection: Let Go of Who You Think You’re Suppose to Be and Embrace Who You Are
Brené Brown

The Price of Privilege: How Parental Pressure and Material Advantages Are Creating a Generation of Disconnected and Unhappy Kids
Madeline Levine

Boys Adrift: The Five Factors Driving the Growing Epidemic of Unmotivated Boys and Underachieving Young Men
Leonard Sax

Nonviolent Communication: A Language of Life
Marshall Rosenberg

Celebrating Small Victories: A Counselor’s Manual for Treating Chronic Mental Illness and Substance Abuse
Ken Montrose

Personal Stories

Stay Close: A Mother’s Story of Her Son’s Addiction
Libby Cataldi

The Joey Song: A Mother’s Story of Her Son’s Addiction
Sandra Swenson

Beautiful Boy: A Father’s Journey Through His Son’s Addiction
David Sheff

Saving Jake: When Addiction Hits Home
D’Anne Burwell

Lost Boys and the Moms Who Love Them: Encouragement and Hope for Dealing with Your Wayward Son
Melody Carlson

The Lost Years: Surviving a Mother and Daughter’s Worst Nightmare        
Kristina Wandzilak and Constance Curry

Basketball Junkie: A Memoir
Chris Herren

Guts: The Endless Follies and Tiny Triumphs of a Giant Disaster
Kristen Johnston

Inspirations / Reflections / Devotions

A Daybook of Positive Thinking: Daily Affirmations of Gratitude and Happiness
Patricia Wayant

Courage to Change
Al-Anon Family Groups

Today a Better Way
Families Anonymous

Flight to Heaven: A Pilot’s True Story
Dale Black and Ken Gire

Jesus Calling
Sarah Young

When Bad Things Happen to Good People
Harold Kushner

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