The Best Books to Read on Drug Addiction

The Best Books to Read on Drug Addiction

Below is a list of the best books that I found on drug addiction.  Their titles mostly say what the book is all about.  The best way to staying sober is by educating yourself and seeing the  harmful effects of what drugs do to  your body.

1 – “Why Don’t They Just Quit?  What Families and Friends Need to Know About Addiction and Recovery” by Joe Herzanek and David Hicks.

The authors help us to understand how the recovery process works.  It helps families to understand their addicted loved one a lot better than they presently do.  The book is 300 pages long and published by CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform.  The author Joe had his own battles with addiction as he describes in his book.


2- “The Damage Done” by Mark Matthews.  This small book has an amazing effect on people that read it. This book is about a man that struggles with heroin. His addiction lead him to the cellar of his home because of his abusive junkie father.  The rest you will have to read about.  The story is juicy!


3- “12 Stupid Things that Mess Up Recovery: Avoiding Relapse Through Self-Awareness and Right Action” by Allen Berger Ph.D.

A wonderful book about how to stay sober.  The author offers suggestions on how to stay sober.  Sometimes people don’t realize what sobriety is all about. It takes time to get sober.


4- “How to Understand and Help an Addict: Identifying and Understanding Your Addicts Behavior to Speed up and Ease Recovery” by Christopher Martin.

This powerful book helps you to understand addiction.  It helps you to understand how to help someone that is addicted to drugs. What to say and not say.  You will come away knowing what makes an addict “tick” on a day to day basis.  If you have love for an addict, this book will be most helpful to you.

5- “Opiate Addiction – The Painkiller Addiction Epidemic, Heroin Addiction and The Way Out” by Taite Adams.

The author Taite Adams  has been free of alcohol and drugs for over a decade.  He is an active member of Alcoholics Anonymous.  The writing style is nice in the sense that it is not judgmental.  The personal experiences of the author are also described in the book.  The book is 194 pages and published by Rapid Response Press.

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