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BOOKS RECOMMENDED

We have collated a list of some amazing books which we think can support, encourage and equip you on your recovery journey.

 

MATERIAL FOR THOSE IN RECOVERY:

The Recovery Formula - An addict's guide to getting clean and sober forever

By Beth Burgess

A great read for those early along on their recovery journey which provides inspiration and information on where to start with sobriety.

A New Earth - Awakening to your life's purpose

By Eckhart Tolle

Tolle's writings focus on how the ego is largely responsible for the dysfunction in our lives which leads to anger, jealousy and unhappiness. He shows readers a way through, which awakens a new state of consciousness which he believes leads to a path which is a truly fulfilling existence. 

The Recovering Body

By Jennifer Matesa

Our recovery requires daily practice and action, this includes physical fitness and a healthy lifestyle.
In The Recovering Body, Jennifer Matesa provides the recovery community with one of the first-ever guides to achieving physical recovery as part of your path to lifelong wellness. Her book embraces holistic health and includes, exercise and activity, sleep and rest, nutrition and fuel, sexuality and pleasure, meditation and self awareness.

Practising the Power of Now 

By Eckhart Tolle

This book is quite simply one of the clearest and most accessible texts on becoming more present
in the moment. This title describes the experience of heightened consciousness that radically transformed his life - and shows how by living in the moment we can also reach a higher state of being where we can find joy and peace and where problems do not exist. Practising The Power Of Now - contains all the essential techniques we need to start to put this book into practice in our
own lives.

MATERIAL FOR THOSE SUPPORTING LOVED ONES IN RECOVERY:

The Enabler - When helping hurts the ones you love

by Angelyn Miller

Miller recounts how she learned to alter the way she responded to family crises and general neediness, forever breaking the cycle of co-dependency. Offering insights, practical techniques,
and hope, she shows us how we can transform enabling relationships into healthy ones.

MATERIAL WITH A SELF HELP FOCUS:

Self Matter - Creating your life from the inside out

By Dr Phil McGraw

Dr Phil challenges you to find your 'authentic self' - that person you once were before life took its toll and low self esteem became your favourite crutch. In 'Self Matters' he puts an end to the 'everyone's a victim' culture and tells you that self esteem is about possibilities not problems. Dr Phil provides tools for you to become your most great, fulfilled, real self.

 

 

The Gifts of Imperfection

By Brene Brown, Ph.D.

Each day we face a barrage of images and messages from society and the media telling us who, what, and how we should be. We are led to believe that if we could only look perfect and lead perfect lives, we'd no longer feel inadequate. So most of us perform, please, and perfect, all the while thinking, What if I can't keep all of these balls in the air? Why isn't everyone else working harder and living up to my expectations? What will people think if I fail or give up? When can I stop proving myself?

 

In The Gifts of Imperfection, Brene Brown, Ph.D., a leading expert on shame, authenticity and belonging, shares what she's learned from a decade of research on the power of Wholehearted Living - a way of engaging with the world from a place of worthiness. In her ten guideposts, Brown engages our minds, hearts, and spirits as she explores how we can cultivate the courage, compassion, and connection to wake up in the morning and think, no matter what gets done and how much is left undone, I am enough. And to go to bed at night thinking, Yes, I am sometimes afraid, but I am also brave . And, Yes, I am imperfect and vulnerable, but that doesn't change the truth that I am worthy
of love and belonging .

MATERIAL ON RECOVERY DEVOTIONAL BOOKS:

Daily Reflections - Alcoholics Anonymous

App available on-line 

Daily Reflections is a collection of 366 inspirational messages about living sober through the fellowship of Alcoholics Anonymous.

 

 

Twenty four Hours a Day: Hazelden

App available on-line

Since 1954, Twenty-Four Hours a Day has become a stable force in the recovery of many alcoholics throughout the world. With over nine million copies in print (the original text has been revised), this 'little black book' offers daily thoughts, meditations, and prayers for living a clean and sober life. A spiritual resource with practical applications to fit our daily lives.

Just for Today - Narcotics Anonymous

App available on-line

Just for Today offers these 366 meditations that relate to excerpts from the basic text of Narcotics Anonymous.

MATERIAL WHICH PROVIDES A FAMILY DAILY DEVOTIONAL:

The Language of Letting Go  

By Melody Beattie

Melody Beattie shares of her own life experiences and fundamental recovery reflections in this unique daily meditation book. Problems are made to be solved, Melody reminds us, to take responsibility for our own pain and self-care. In her daily inspirational book, Melody encourages
us to remember that each day is an opportunity for growth and renewal.

Courage to Change: One Day at a Time in Al-Anon II

Al-Anon Family Group & Anc Al-Anon Family Group Head

The daily meditations, reminders and prayers from Courage to Change, help families encourage
their recovering alcoholic loved ones and point to Al-Anon's impact as a vital part of recovery.

MATERIAL WITH A 12-STEP RECOVERY FOCUS:

Narcotics Anonymous: The Twelve Steps and Twelve Traditions of Narcotics Anonymous

N.A. Services & Narcotics Anonymous World Services

An Introduction to the NA program and how it works, with recovery stories to help clients understand they are not alone.

Narcotics Anonymous

N.A. Services & Narcotics Anonymous World Services

This booklet contains the twelve steps or principles to recovery, the twelve traditions of NA, and an inspiring selection of personal stories written by men and women who are recovering from an addiction to drugs. Recommended for anyone embarking on the road to recovery and for all who want to help themselves or someone else stay clean.

Alcoholics Anonymous : The Big Book

A.A. Services & Alcoholics Anonymous World Services

The Big Book has served as a lifeline to millions worldwide. First published in 1939, Alcoholics Anonymous sets forth cornerstone concepts of recovery from alcoholism and tells the stories of men and women who have overcome the disease. With publication of the second edition in 1955, the third edition in 1976, and now the fourth edition in 2001, the essential recovery text has remained unchanged while personal stories have been added to reflect the growing and diverse fellowship.
The long-awaited fourth edition features 24 new personal stories of recovery.

Twelve Steps and Twelve Traditions Trade Edition

A.A. Services & Alcoholics Anonymous World Services

Originally published in 1952, this classic book is used by A.A. members and groups around the world. It lays out the principles by which A.A. members recover and by which the fellowship functions. The basic text clarifies the Steps which constitute the A.A. way of life and the Traditions, by which A.A. maintains its unity.

 

Twelve Steps and Twelve Traditions Trade Edition.