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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.
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.
The Man Who Sponsored Bill W.
The story of the life-long friendship between Ebby Thatcher and Bill Willson. A fascinating history of the formative years of AA, as well as the bittersweet tale of the troubled man Bill W. always referred to as "my sponsor."
Paperback, 176 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.
Miles To Go Before I Sleep
A Survivor's Story of Life After a Terrorist Hijacking
Jackie Pflung was shot and thrown onto the tarmack during the hijacking of EgyptAir flight 648. This inspirational chronicle of the event goes deeper as she describes her struggle to reclaim her life and dreams.
Softcover, 248 pages
The Secret Life of Heroin
Michael W. Clune's original, edgy yet literary telling of his account of life inside the heroin underground reads like no other, as we enter the mind of the addict and navigate the world therein.
Softcover, 272 pp.
A Recovery Journal
For Exploring Who I Am
This combined workbook and journal provides a gentle introduction to the healing power of journaling.
Journal, 48 pages
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
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
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.
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.
Survival on the Front Lines of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder and Addiction
One woman's startling firsthand account of her struggle to protect her children while facing the man she married, a combat veteran plagued by addiction, rage, and depression born from PTSD.
Softcover, 348 pp.
His Last Steps
When beloved recovery speaker, author, and sponsor Earnie Larsen learned that he had inoperable cancer, he began to write letters to those he cared about, sharing insights from his final journey. This moving collection edited by his wife, Paula, compiles these letters and journal entries from Earnie's "God File" to create a moving and courageous testament of a man who died as he lived…
Softcover, 239 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
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.
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.
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.
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.
Growing Up and Drying Out in America
Jennifer Storm's Blackout Girl is a can't-tear-yourself-away look at teenage addiction and redemption.
Softcover, 280 pp.
My Thinning Years
Starving the Gay Within
Jon Derek Croteau brings a heady mixture of raw emotion, pathos, and humor to his powerful journey from self-hatred and punishment to self-affirmation and healing as a gay man in My Thinning Years.
Softcover, 336 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.
Shadows in the Sun
Healing from Depression and Finding the Light Within
A first-of-its-kind, cross-cultural lens to mental illness through the inspiring story of Gayathris thirty-year battle with depression.
Softcover, 240 pp.