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Candor and Courage in the White House
First Lady Betty Ford will long be remembered for her active support of the Equal Rights Amendment, her struggles with breast cancer and substance abuse, and her later involvement with the addiction treatment center that bears her name. But perhaps more than these, Betty Ford will stand as a paragon of candor and courage, an outspoken woman whose public positions did not always conform with those…
Hardcover, 176 pp.
Becoming Ms. Burton
From Prison to Recovery to Leading the Fight for Incarcerated Women
One woman's remarkable odyssey from tragedy to prison to recovery and recognition as a leading figure in the national justice reform movement. Susan Burton's world changed in an instant when her five-year-old son was killed by a van on their street in South Los Angeles. Consumed by grief and without access to professional help, Susan self-medicated, becoming addicted first to cocaine, then crack.…
Hardcover, 8 1/4 x 5 1/2, 336 pp.
Patrick Butler a Biography Hardcover
The inspiring story of Patrick Butler whose dedication, loyalty, and compassion gave Hazelden a sense of direction and a spirit of humanity and service still evident to this day.
Hardcover, 180 pp.
Dr Bob and Bill W Speak
AA's Cofounders Tell Their Stories
Learn about the luminaries behind one of the greatest social movements of our time through the never-before-published recordings, letters, and stories found in this intimate multimedia retrospective.
Softcover, 232 pp., with audio CD
My Story of Addiction and Redemption
Harrowing and wrenching, Broken paints a picture of a man with every advantage who nonetheless found himself spiraling into a dark and life-threatening abyss. But unlike other memoirs of its kind, Broken emerges into the clear light of Moyers' recovery as he dedicates his life to changing the politics of addiction.
Softcover, 384 pp.
A History of Alcoholics Anonymous
The most complete history of AA ever written. Not God contains anecdotes and excerpts from the diaries, correspondence, and occasional memoirs of AA's early figures.
Paperback, 456 pp.
We Recovered Too
The Family Groups' Beginnings in the Pioneers' Own Words
Through colorful firsthand accounts told through rare recordings of interviews and speeches, diary entries, and other documents dating from the 1940s, recovery historian and beloved author Michael Fitzpatrick presents the inspiring story of Al-Anon. Discover how cofounders Anne B. and Lois W. guided the growth of these groundbreaking groups, later known as Clearing House and, ultimately, Al-Anon.
Softcover, 240 pp., with Audio CD
My Name is Bill Softcover
My Name is Bill
With affection, admiration, and telling insight, acclaimed novelist and memoirist Susan Cheever chronicles the life story of the famously anonymous Bill Wilson in My Name Is Bill W. Cheever drew from Bill Wilson's personal letters and diaries, Alcoholics Anonymous archive documents, and hundreds of interviews to write this eloquent and definitive biography.
Softcover, 320 pp.
The Joey Song
A Mother's Story of Her Son's Addiction
The Joey Song is the poignant story of a defiant addict and the mother who won't give up on him. She finally realizes that it hurts more to hang on than to let go, and that letting go is not the same thing as giving up. Sandra Swenson beautifully orchestrates a mother's lessons of love and loss, while surviving her son's addiction.
Softcover, 200 pp
Sex in Recovery
A Meeting Between the Covers
With this groundbreaking work, Sex in Recovery, Jennifer Matesa uncovers the challenges real people encounter when they start taking their clothes off--without drinking or using in order to do so. Providing readers "a meeting between the covers," Matesa blends first-person accounts bravely shared by diverse members of the recovery community, insights from experts, and her own…
6x9, softbound, 220 pp.
Bill W Softcover
The absorbing and deeply moving life story of Bill Wilson, co-founder of Alcoholics Anonymous
The story of Bill W., a stirring spiritual odyssey through triumph, failure, and rebirth, with vital meaning for men and women in recovery around the world.
Softcover, 344 pages
A Biography of Mrs Marty Mann Softcover
The First Lady of Alcoholics Anonymous
The first woman to achieve long-term sobriety in Alcoholics Anonymous, Marty Mann advocated the understanding that alcoholism is an issue of public health, not morality. In their fascinating book, Sally and David Brown shed light on this influential figure in recovery history.
Softcover, 416 pp.
Young Sober and Free Second Edition
Experience, Strength, and Hope for Young Adults
Real teens tell the real story about getting sober and staying sober in this edgy, winning interpretation of the Twelve Steps. Author Shelly Marshall lets teens speak for themselves, while expertly augmenting their stories with discussions about time-honored Twelve Step principles.
Softcover, 168 pp.
Addict in the Family Revised
Stories of Loss, Hope, and Recovery
Gripping stories of fathers, mothers, sons, and daughters of addicts offer important lessons on loving, detachment, intervention, and self care.
Softcover, 184 pp.
A Place Called Self
Women, Sobriety & Radical Transformation
For many women, newfound sobriety -- with its hard-won joys and accomplishments -- is often a lonely and unsatisfying experience. Here, pioneering therapist Stephanie Brown, Ph.D., helps readers understand that leaving behind the numbing comfort of alcohol or other drugs means you must face yourself, perhaps for the first time.
Softcover, 208 pp.
The Grief Club
The Secret to Getting Through All Kinds of Change
Best-selling author Melody Beattie's profoundly personal, powerfully healing book to help readers through life's most difficult times. Part memoir, part self-help book, part journalism, The Grief Club is a book of stories bound together by the human experience of loss in its many forms such as death, divorce, drug addiction, and the tumultuous yet tender process of recovery.
Softcover, 368 pp.
Get Me Out of Here
My Recovery from Borderline Personality Disorder
With astonishing honesty, this memoir Get Me Out of Here, reveals what mental illness looks and feels like from the inside, and how healing from borderline personality disorder is possible through intensive therapy and the support of loved ones.
Softcover, 464 pp.
A New Generation in Recovery Speaks Out
A former cast member of MTV's Real World: Chicago, Chris Beckman recounts his journey from addiction to recovery, speaking directly to the concerns of today's youths.
Softcover, 160 pp.
Rewind Replay Repeat
A Memoir of Obsessive Compulsive Disorder
Rewind, Replay, Repeat is the revealing story of Jeff Bell's struggle with obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) and his hard-won recovery.
Softcover, 368 pp.
Diary of an Alcoholic Housewife
Brenda Wilhelmson's Diary of an Alcoholic Housewife offers insight, wisdom, and relevance for readers in recovery, as well as their loved ones, no matter how long they've been sober.
Softcover, 400 pp.
Mindfulness and the 12 Steps
Living Recovery in the Present Moment
With the artistry of a memoirist, Therese Jacobs-Stewart draws on her personal story and an impressive range of knowledge in psychology, spirituality, and the Twelve Steps to show us the way out of the morass of pain and confusion that addiction creates.
Softcover, 208 pp.
Mental Illness, Addiction, and the 12 Steps
Marya Hornbacher, author of the international best sellers Madness and Wasted, offers an enlightening examination of the Twelve Steps for those with co-occurring addiction and mental health disorders.
1000 Years of Sobriety
20 People x 50 Years
Twenty people who have each been in recovery for more than fifty years tell their recovery stories and offer actionable advice to others in recovery.
Softcover, 272 pp.
Take Good Care
Finding Your Joy in Compassionate Caregiving
In Take Good Care, author Cynthia Orange brings together compelling testimonies from a wide range of caregivers, advice from leading experts in the field, and her own hard-won wisdom to capture the subtle differences between caretaking and caregiving.
Softcover, 220 pp.
Walk the Talk with Step 12
Staying Sober through Service
The culmination of all of the steps, Step 12 calls on each of us to complete our transformation from a self-centered existence fueled by addiction to one of joy and freedom through service to others. In Walk the Talk with Step 12 Gary K. explores the the history of Step 12 and redefines what it means to practice this critical step in modern times.