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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.
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.
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.
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
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
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.
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.
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.
In The Interventionist, author Joani Gammill intertwines her experiences with depictions of her often harrowing and always inspiring interventions of the addicts and families she's worked with over the years. In each chapter she recounts details of a client's unique battle with addiction and the devastation that led to a loved one's request for her help.
Softcover, 336 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.
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.
A Nonbeliever's Higher Power
For those who don't believe in God, feel disconnected from the ideas of God presented in organized religion, or are simply struggling to determine their own spiritual path, Marya Hornbacher, author of the New York Times best sellers Madness and Wasted, offers a down-to-earth exploration of the concept of faith.
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
Personal Stories of Healing from PTSD and Traumatic Events
First-person accounts by five PTSD survivors bring hope to the millions suffering from but not yet diagnosed with this affliction -- and their loved ones.
Softcover, 192 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.
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.
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.
The Fractured Life of 3743
A Journey to Redemption
The Fractured Life of 3743 is a journey, beginning with tragedy and addiction and culminating in redemption born out of desperation.
Softcover, 211 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.