Recovery Books

Living Sober
By: AA World Services Inc 

This practical 92-page booklet demonstrates, through simple examples, how A.A. members throughout the world live and stay sober one day at a time. Originally published in 1975 and revised and updated in 2012, this A.A. General Service Conference-approved publication has helped untold thousands of alcoholics, especially many in early recovery, face “life on life’s terms,” and live as a sober person within a given day and “just for today.” From the preface to the book: “So not drinking at all—that is, staying sober—becomes the basis of recovery from alcoholism. And let it be emphasized: Living sober turns out to be not at all grim, boring and uncomfortable, as we had feared, but rather something we begin to enjoy and find much more exciting than our drinking days. We’ll show you how.”

A Woman's Way through the Twelve Steps
By: Stephanie Covington, Ph.D.

Geared specifically to women, this book brings a feminine perspective to the Twelve Step program, searching out the healing messages beneath the male-oriented words.

Recovery is not a man's world, and yet to a woman it can sometimes seem that way. Geared specifically to that woman, this book brings a feminine perspective to the Twelve Step program, searching out the healing messages beneath the male-oriented words. Based on an open exploration and a flexible interpretation of the Twelve Steps, this new perspective takes into account the psychological development of women as it relates to addiction and recovery, as well as the social and cultural factors that affect women in particular.Acknowledging that recovery raises special issues for women--from questions about sexuality, relationships, and everyday life to anxieties about speaking up at mixed-gender meetings--A Woman's Way through the Twelve Steps focuses directly on the feminine experience of addiction and healing. The author explores the Twelve Steps one by one, reiterating each in its traditional language, then explaining and illustrating it in a way that highlights a woman's experience--empowering the reader to take ownership of her own recovery process as well as her growth as a woman.

The Little Red Book for Women
By: AA World Services Inc 

The Little Red Book for Women speaks directly to women of the 21st Century who seek both the restorative powers of Twelve Step recovery and insights into the time-honored traditions of Alcoholics Anonymous.

Published in 1957, The Little Red Book is known as the foremost study guide to the Big Book, Alcoholics Anonymous. However, the original volume, filled with practical advice for sober living, was written by two anonymous men who, presumably, considered their audience to be comprised predominantly, if not entirely, of men. That's why Hazelden's new edition is written expressly for women. It features the original text of The Little Red Book along with annotated passages addressing issues related to how women experience addiction and recovery. The annotations, written by best-selling author Karen Casey, introduce women to the extraordinary camaraderie of Alcoholics Anonymous and the restorative powers of Twelve Step recovery.

We hope The Little Red Book for Women opens new avenues of thought and helps the AA member arrive at his or her successful interpretation of the program.

The Little Red Book for Women makes frequent reference to basic matter in Alcoholics Anonymous, fourth edition.

Drop the Rock: Removing Character Defects 
By: Bill P., Todd W., Sara S. 

A practical guide to letting go of the character defects that get in the way of true and joyful recovery.

Resentment. Fear. Self-Pity. Intolerance. Anger. As Bill P. explains, these are the "rocks" that can sink recovery- or at the least, block further progress. Based on the principles behind Steps Six and Seven, Drop the Rock combines personal stories, practical advice, and powerful insights to help readers move forward in recovery. The second edition features additional stories and a reference section.

Breathing Under Water: Spirituality and the Twelve Steps
By: Richard Rohr 

The Twelve Steps of Alcoholics Anonymous is America's most significant and authentic contribution to the history of spirituality, says Richard Rohr. He makes a case that the Twelve Steps relate well to Christian teaching and can rescue people who are drowning in addiction and may not even realize it. To survive the tidal wave of compulsive behavior and addiction, Christians must learn to breathe under water and discover God s love and compassion. In this exploration of Twelve Step spirituality, Rohr identifies the Christian principles in the Twelve Steps, connecting The Big Book of Alcoholics Anonymous with the gospel. He draws on talks he has given for over twenty years to people in recovery and those who counsel and live with people with addictive behavior. Rohr offers encouragement for becoming interiorly alive and inspiration for making one s life manageable for dealing with the codependence and dysfunction (sin) rampant in our society

12 Step & Recovery Sh*T
By: Dray Summers

If youre recovering from an addiction of any sortbe it to alcohol, drugs or something elseor if you want to support a loved one seeking to change their life, then you need this book.

Dray Summers, who has worked with the addicted population for many years, shares more than two hundred sayings, slogans and insights heard in the rooms and from the podiums to help recovering addicts continue their personal and spiritual growth on the path of recovery. Some of his revelations are humorous, some are serious, and others are thought provoking.

NA Step Working Guides
By: Narcotics Anonymous Fellowship

An eVersion of the NA Twelve Steps study guide. It provides a helpful background section discussing the principles relevant to each of our Twelve Steps, as well as some practical, “hands-on” questions for review regarding the individual’s understanding of each step.

Disentangle: When You've Lost Your Self in Someone Else
By: Narcotics Anonymous Fellowship

An inspiring and practical guide for people seeking emotional freedom within relationships, whether those relationships are with an intimate partner, parent/child, other family members, friends, or those in the workplace.

Daily Reflections: A Book of Reflections by A.A. Members for A.A. Members
By: Alcoholics Anonymous World Service Inc.

This is a book of reflections by A.A. members for A.A. members. It was first published in 1990 to fulfill a long-felt need within the Fellowship for a collection of reflections that moves through the calendar year—one day at a time. Each page contains a reflection on a quotation from A.A. Conference-approved literature, such as Alcoholics Anonymous, Twelve Steps and Twelve Traditions, As Bill Sees It and other books. These reflections were submitted by members of the A.A. Fellowship who were not professional writers, nor did they speak for A.A. but only for themselves, from their own experiences in sobriety. Thus the book offers sharing, day by day, from a broad cross section of members, which focuses on the Three Legacies of Alcoholics Anonymous: Recovery, Unity and Service. Daily Reflections has proved to be a popular book that aids individuals in their practice of daily meditation and provides inspiration to group discussions even as it presents an introduction for some to A.A. literature as a whole.

My Life As a Border Collie: Freedom from Codependency
By: Nancy L. Johnston, MS, LPC, LSATP

In this fun, inviting look at a serious topic—codependence—Nancy L. Johnston shares the life lessons she learned from her observations of the relationship behaviors exhibited by her pet collie, Daisy: "The book began by my noticing behaviors in Daisy that resemble the codependent behaviors in me, which I have been working to moderate through my recovery. Daily I am struck by our tendencies to attend to others, to herd, to overreact."

Johnston's delightful book examines twelve specific behaviors that, in their extreme form, can be codependent. It also offers new information on codependence and help for it, including the latest research-supported findings, so that readers can understand "What am I doing that is not producing the relationship results I really want?"

DVDs

Memo to Self: Protecting Sobriety with the Science of Safety

Pleasure Unwoven