Wrapping up 2020 National Recovery Month With These Book Recommendations

Published Wednesday, September 30, 2020

What is Recovery Month? Now in its 31st year, Recovery Month celebrates the gains made by those in recovery from addictions. Each September, Recovery Month works to promote and support new evidence-based treatment and recovery practices, the emergence of a strong and proud recover community, and the dedication of service providers and community members across the nation who make recovery, in all its forms, possible.

The theme for 2020 National Recovery Month is: “Join the Voices for Recovery: Celebrating Connections.” Many of us struggle with some form of addiction, and we also have friends and loved ones who do too. Addiction, in its many forms, is so prevalent in today’s society that we may all benefit by connecting with others who have been there before and can help lead us down the path to recovery. The library has books on various topics that might help you or someone you know. Please share this post with anyone you think might be interested.

General Titles Published in the Last Six Years

Mastering the Addicted Brain: Building a Sane and Meaningful Life to Stay Clean, by Walter Ling, MD

Rewired: A Bold New Approach to Addiction and Recovery, by Erica Spiegelman

Refuge Recovery: A Buddhist Path to Recovering From Addiction, by Noah Levine

Chasing a Flawed Sun, by Daniel McGhee

Unbroken Brain: A Revolutionary new Way of Understanding Addiction, by Maia Szalavitz

Transforming the Addictive Mind: The First Month of Mindfulness-Based Addiction Therapy, by Darrin Ford & Christy Cosper

Successful 12-Step Program Titles

Recovery, the Sacred Art: the Twelve Steps as Spiritual Practice, by Rabbi Rami Shapiro

Twelve Secular Steps, by Bill W.

The Steps We Took, by Joe McQ

The Big Book of Alcoholics Anonymous, by Bill W. & Aaron Cohen

About the Author

Cary is our Development & Outreach Librarian. Her “perfect” day is reading or watching British crime fiction with a cup of hot tea close at hand and her cats Clio & Ash on her lap.