The following are NOT RECOMMENDATIONS — only offerings.  As an individual you must be open and yet careful. careful.  You can easily find many valuable (and some harmful) resources by searching on a “Search Engine” such as Goggle.

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Many mainstream bookstores now carry some addiction and recovery materials. Where available, “Serenity” bookstores will offer a larger selection.

Information Resources:

Alcoholism Councils:

Very similar to N.C.A.s (National Council on Alcoholism), but they are not affiliated with them. They are often listed in  “Alcoholism/Drug” treatment  category

Nutritional Resources:


Referral Resources:  

For information, evaluation and referrals, start with the “Yellow Pages” or search engines such as “Google.”

County services or county hospital:

Consult your Telephone Book

Recovery Assistance Foundation:


Social Sober Centers:

Sober centers offer support activities, recovery meetings, and a refuge from the “using” world.  Usually they are started and supported by a group of recovering individuals and ask for minor donations if you are a regular participant.  Some are supported by governmental funds.  The most common names are the “Alano Club” and “(City or area Name) Fellowship.”


Support Programs: Telephone Book, Internet

Clutter/Hoarding Recovery:




Food Addiction Recovery:


  • Accepting Ourselves: The Twelve-Step Journey Of Recovery From Addiction For Gay Men & Lesbians, Sheppard Lominars
  • Like Me: Confessions of a Heartland Country Singer, Chely Wright

Inner Child:

  • Healing The Shame That Binds You, John Bradshaw
  • Homecoming, John Bradshaw


  • Intervention: How To Help Someone Who Doesn’t Want Help, Vernon Johnson


  • Women Who Love Too Much, Robin Norwood


  • Free Yourself From Pain, David Bressler
  • Rx For Recovery: The Medical & Health Guide For Alcoholics, Addicts & Their Families, Jeffrey Weisberg


  • Art Of Meditation (The), Joel S. Goldsmith
  • How To Meditate, Lawrence LeShan
  • Joy Within (The): A Beginner’s Guide To Meditation, Joan Goldstein and Manuela Soares
  • The Relaxation Response, Herbert Benson

Mental Illness/Health:

  • Anatomy of an Epidemic (Depression), Robert Whitaker
  • Mad In America, Robert Whitaker
  • Nutritional Influences on Mental Illness (Professional), Melvyn Werbach
  • The Mood Cure, Julia Ross

Mental Imagery:

  • Creative Visualization, Shakti Gawain
  • Creative Visualization Workbook (The), Shakti Gawain
  • Imagery For Healing, Knowledge, & Power, William Fezler


  • Getting Together: Building Relationships As We Negotiate, Roger Fisher and Scott Brown
  • Getting To Yes: Negotiating Agreement Without Giving In, Roger Fisher and William Ury


  • Addiction: The Hidden Epidemic, Pam Lilleen
  • Diet Cure (The), Julia Ross
  • End Your Addiction Now, Charles Gant
  • 5HTP: Natures Serotonin Solution, Ray Sahelian
  • Mind Boosters: Natural Supplements that Enhance Your Mind, Memory and Mood, Ray Sahelian
  • Lifestyle Change: 12 Step Recovery Nutrition & Diet Guide, Marilyn Rollins
  • Mood Cure (The), Julia Ross
  • Prescription for Nutritional Healing, Phyllis Balch
  • Primal Body – Primal Mind, Nora Gedgaudas
  • Seven Weeks to Sobriety, Joan Mathews-Larson
  • The Blood Sugar Solution, Mark Hyman


  • Doing It Now, Edwin Bliss
  • Getting Things Done, Edwin Bliss
  • How To Organize Your Work & Your Life, Robert Moskowitz

Personal Growth:

  • Excuses Begone, Wayne Dyer


  • Difficult Personalities, Helen McGrath and Hazel Edwards


  • Relapse: A Guide To Successful Recovery, Dennis Daly
  • Staying Sober, Terence Gorski and Merlene Miller
  • Staying Sober Workbook (The), Terence Gorski and Merlene Miller


  • How To Raise Your Self-Esteem, Nathaniel Branden
  • Self-Esteem, Virginia Satir
  • Teen Esteem, Pat Palmer
  • Women and Self-Esteem, Linda Tschirhart Sanford, Mary Ellen Donovan


  • Psycho-Cybernetics, Maxwell Maltz

Sex Addiction:

  • Sex and the Internet, Al Cooper
  • In the Shadows of the Net, Carnes, Delmonico, Griffin, and Moriarity’s
  • Untangling the Web: Sex, Porn and Fantasy Obsession in the Internet Age, Weiss/Schneider
  • Lonely All the Time, Ralph Earle & Gregory Crow
  • The Porn Trap, Wendy Maltz and Larry Maltz


  • Light’s Out, TS Wiley


  • Alcoholism & Spirituality, Charles Whitfield
  • Journey Within (The): A Spiritual Path To Recovery, Ruth Fishel
  • Life After Life, Raymond J. Moody
  • Road Less Traveled (The), Scott Peck
  • Serenity Principle (The): Finding Inner Peace In Recovery, Joseph Bailey
  • Your Sacred Self, Wayne Dyer

Stress/Stress Reduction:

  • Relax, Recover: Stress Management For Recovering People, Patricia Wuertzer and Lucinda May
  • Relaxation & Stress Reduction Workbook (The), Martha Davis, Elizabeth Eshelman, and Matthew McKay


  • The Path of Least Resistance, Robert Fritz
  • Your Life As Art, Robert Fritz

Verbal Abuse:

  • Staying Well With The Gentle Art Of Verbal Self-Defense, Suzette Elgin
  • The Verbally Abusive Relationship, Patricia Evans


  • It Won’t Happen To Me, Susan Newman
  • Neon Angel, Cherie Currie
  • Brunt, Craig Fraser and Deidre Sullivan
  • Young, Sober & Free, Shelly Marshall
  • Young Winners’ Guide To The ‘Big Book’: A Workbook For All Who Are Young & Recovering In Twelve Step Programs, John Rogers


  • A Women Like You: Life Stories of Women Recovering From Alcoholism & Addiction, Rachel V.
  • Betty: A Glad Awakening, Betty Ford
  • Dance Of Anger (The): A Women’s Guide To Changing The Patterns Of Intimate Relationships, Harriet Goldhor Lerner
  • Women & Drugs: Getting Hooked, Getting Clean, Emanuel Peluso and Silvay Peluso
  • Women & Self-Esteem: Understanding & Improving The Way We Think & Feel About Ourselves, Linda Tschirhart Sanford & Mary Ellen Donovan
  • Women Under The Influence, Brigid McConville
  • Changes: A Women‘s Journal For Self-Awareness And Personal Planning, Mindy Bingham, Sandy Stryker, and Judy Edmondson


  • Alcoholism In The Professions, LeClair Bissell and Paul Haberman
  • Recovery At Work: A Clean & Sober Career Guide, Carol Cox Smith

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