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The Best Alcohol Recovery Books

When it comes to alcoholism, you know what you think you know, but do you have facts? Is what you think you know even correct or is it just an assumption? 

The best way to learn more, check facts, and understand recovery is through reading and educating yourself about alcoholism. But, when it comes to books, there are so many out there – which ones are truly helpful? Below is a list of the top alcohol recovery books, from books recommended by Alcoholics Anonymous to top Addiction Recovery books on Amazon. 

If you think you or your loved one is ready for rehabilitation, consider Findlay Recovery Center. Our affordable residential detoxification and treatment program has supported many individuals on their path to sobriety.

The Top Four Alcohol Recovery Books

  1. Alcoholics Anonymous 

Alcoholics Anonymous is the “Big Book” and the basic text for AA. This community’s mission and book has helped millions of people work through their addiction and recovery. This book contains the 12 Steps, the cornerstones of alcoholics anonymous, personal histories of the founders of Alcoholics Anonymous, and stories about those who have struggled and overcome alcohol addiction.

The Best Alcohol Recovery Books
  1. Living Sober

Also from Alcoholics Anonymous comes Living Sober. Living Sober is a book of everyday examples of how alcoholics have maintained sobriety in the real world. These simple examples are easily implemented and can help individuals stay away from that “first drink.”

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

Annie Grace’s book The Naked Mind is a first-hand tale about how alcohol can impact even the most successful. This former CEO and author combines the science behind alcohol and addiction with the cultural obsession to drink and provides a “new, positive solution” to stop the dependence on alcohol. With over 7,100 ratings, Annie Grace’s candid and conversational book on addiction has 4.6 stars on Amazon.

  1. Recovery: Freedom From Our Addictions  – Russell Brand

Fame, drugs, alcohol, caffeine, cigarettes and more. Russell Brand opens up about the impact of addiction and how he has stayed sober for over 14 years of recovery. In a comedic and brutally honest fashion, Brand details a recovery plan mixed in his commentary on the culture of the famous.  By making recovery accessible, this book (narrated by himself if in the audio version) attempts to alleviate the shame associated with addiction and implements common mindfulness and therapeutic ideals in the process. 

  1. Bonus: Codependent No More: How to Stop Controlling Others and Start Caring For Yourself – Melanie Beattie

This book is for those of you struggling with an addicted loved one. In Codependent No More by Melanie Beattie, she addresses the crisis of codependency, of loving and attempting to care for someone in an alcoholic relationship. Through this book, Beattie provides opportunities for self-reflection and assessment. The number 1 novel in Amazon’s Addiction and Recovery Alcoholism section, this novel has over 11,500 ratings and 4.7/5 stars.

How to Get Help With Alcohol Addiction

Alcohol addiction is difficult to overcome in a culture obsessed with alcohol and alcohol recovery books might not get you where you want to be. If you think you are ready for the next step, Findlay Recovery Center in Findlay, Ohio can help. Our new and affordable residential addiction treatment facility can support you through medically monitored detoxification and an evidence-based recovery program. 

At Findlay, our goal is your well-being. By combining traditional Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, the gold-standard in addiction treatment, with high-quality nutritional services, and an on-site gym, we aim to support healing of the mind and body. 

Here at Findlay, we create a comfortable and safe environment for rehabilitation. Our clients are supported with intensive aftercare and a lifetime recovery community after completing an alcohol addiction treatment program.

Contact Findlay Recovery Center today to see how we can support you on the path to sobriety.

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