Recommended Reading

Recommended reading and resources from Urban Recovery

Love first: a family’s guide to intervention by Jeff and Debra Jay

No more letting go: The spirituality of taking action against alcoholism and drug addiction – Debra Jay

It Takes a Family – Debra Jay

Aging and Addiction – Carol Colleran and Debra Jay

The object of my affection is my reflection: coping with narcissists – Rokelle Lerner

Affirmations for the inner child – Rokelle Lerner

Daily Affirmations for Adult Children of Alcoholics – Rokelle Lerner

Black Duck Moments Every Day – daily affirmations for Chronic Pain – Dr. Bruce Singer

The body keeps score (trauma) – Bessel Van Der Kolk

In an unspoken voice (trauma) – Peter A. Levine

Drinking: a love story – Caroline Knap

Beautiful boy: a father’s journey – David Sheff

Tweak: Growing up on Methamphetamines – Nic Sheff

In the realm of the hungry ghosts – Gabor Mate

The Happiness trap – Russ Harris

Mind sight – Daniel J. Siegel MD

How emotions are made – Lisa Feldman Barrett

Drop the rock – Bill Pittman and Todd W.

Refuge Recovery

The big book of AA, NA, and Al

12 Step Prayer book: a collection of prayers and inspirational readings

12 steps and 12 traditions

ACOA – Adult Children of Alcoholics

How Alanon works for friends and families

Living Sober

Anger Workbook – L. Bilodeau

Daring greatly – Brene Brown

Gifts of Imperfection – Brene Brown


A day without pain – Mel Pohl

Healing Addiction with Yoga – Cunningham

Inner voice of love: The journey through anguish to freedom – Henri Nouwen

The language of letting go: Melody Beattie

Mindfulness for beginners (CD): J. Kabat-Zinn

Out of the shadows-Understanding Sexual Addiction: Patrick Carnes

Slaying the Dragon: The History of Addiction Treatment and Recovery in America – William White

The Spirituality of Imperfection: Ernie Kurtz and Katherine Ketcham

The Zen of Recovery – Mel Ash

One Breath at a time: Buddhism and the 12 steps – Kevin Griffin

The Recovery Book: Mooney, Eisenberg and Haroutunian

It will Never Happen to Me – Claudia Black

Straight Talk from Claudia Black, what recovering parents should tell their kids about drugs and alcohol

SMART recovery family and friends Handbook: for people affected by the addictive behavior of a loved one

Emotional Sobriety -Tian Dayton

Trauma and Addiction

The ACOA Trauma Syndrome

CBT for non-professionals – David Burns

When Panic Attacks (overcoming all kinds of Anxiety)

The aftermath of Violence – from Domestic Abuse to Political Terror – Judith Herman MD

Falling Upward: A spirituality for the two halves of life – Richard Rohr

High Achiever – Tiffany Jenkins

Alcohol lied to me – Craig Beck

Understanding the Five stages of Grief with Dr. Kubler-Ross

SAMSHA ( Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration) Publications

NIDA (National Institute on Drug Abuse) publications


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