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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