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The Best Books for Recovering Addicts

The Best Books for Recovering Addicts

The Best Books for Recovering Addicts

Going through recovery from a substance abuse disorder comes with many challenges and is filled with uncharted territory.

While our Boca detox center does our best to prepare patients for life outside of rehab, everyone’s recovery journey is unique and any extra support or help is always useful. Along with attending recovery meetings regularly and following a healthy routine, there are several good books for recovering addicts that can aid in the healing process.

Inspirational Books About Drug Addiction Recovery

There are books on everything from fanatical tales of dragon slaying to love stories based on real life. While these stories are fun to read in your spare time, these inspirational books for recovering addicts could help you with your recovery journey or even save you from relapse.

Drinking: A Love Story by Caroline Knapp

This memoir recounts Caroline’s relationship with alcohol and her struggle to get sober. She talks in detail about the dangers her drinking had for her and the lowest points in her life because of it. Eventually, she decided to take the first step to get sober and talks about how drastically this decision has impacted her life for the better. For someone who recently completed an alcohol detox program and got sober, this book can not only remind them of the devastation that alcoholism can have on their life, but also assure them that they are not alone in their struggle to stay sober.

The Gifts of Imperfection by Brené Brown

This self-help novel focuses on embracing your imperfections and realizing that you are enough. While the book is not exclusive to addiction, many people in recovery struggle with feelings of inadequacy, shame, and guilt. Because these feelings can hinder their recovery or even lead to relapse, this is one of the best books for addicts in recovery who are struggling to move past these feelings and practice self-love.

Dreamseller By Brandon Novak

A young professional skateboarder and MTV star, Brandon Novak was struggling with a heroin addiction behind the scenes that almost cost him his life. Dreamseller is his memoir that recounts his rise to fame, fall from addiction, and eventually redemption with recovery. Now several years sober, Brandon even uses his fame to help others find sobriety. His book is an encouraging tale about rising from rock bottom and turning your life around. It is one of the best recovery books for people who are struggling in early recovery and need a little inspiration.

Spirit Junkie By Gabrielle Bernstein

While there are several books for recovering addicts that recount people’s specific journeys to recovery, Spirit Junkie focuses on one woman’s spiritual journey. It talks a lot about mindfulness and self-love. Her book demonstrates the power that changing your thinking can have on your life and could be a good read for someone hesitant to fully give to these practices.

When you are going through addiction recovery, it is important to use all the resources you can to increase your chances of having lasting success. At Banyan Boca, we believe the same is true during treatment. For this reason, we use a variety of different types of addiction therapies in Boca Raton to help our patients with comprehensive healing. This way patients can be exposed to a variety of therapy techniques and find what programming works best for them and their sobriety.

If you or someone you know has yet to take the first step to recovery, call us today at 888-280-4763 to learn more about how to begin.

Alyssa, Director of Digital Marketing
Alyssa, Director of Digital Marketing
Alyssa is the National Director of Digital Marketing and is responsible for a multitude of integrated campaigns and events in the behavioral health and addictions field. All articles have been written by Alyssa and medically reviewed by our Chief Medical Officer, Dr. Darrin Mangiacarne.
The Best Books for Recovering Addicts
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