SMART Recovery Recommended Reading List

Note: Publications with an asterisk * are available at the SMART Recovery Bookstore

All other publications may be ordered at the SMART Recovery Amazon Store.

SMART Recovery Publications

SMART Recovery Handbook 3rd Edition
SMART Recovery Handbook
- A compilation of practical information designed to assist the reader in attaining the ultimate goal of addiction recovery.

*Available in the SMART Recovery Bookstore.

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Books on Addictive Behavior – For Members


Alcohol Give It Up

Alcohol:  How to Give it Up and Be Glad You Did, A Sensible Approach - Philip Tate, Ph.D. (See Sharp Press 1997)




sex drugs gambling chocolate

Sex, Drugs, Gambling, & Chocolate: A Workbook for Overcoming Addictions

A Thomas Horvath, Ph.D. (Impact Publishers, Inc. - 1998)




small book

The Small Book - Jack Trimpey, LCSW (Delacorte Press)



aa not the only way

When AA Doesn’t Work for You: Rational Steps to Quitting Alcohol - Albert Ellis, Ph.D. & Emmett Velten, Ph.D.  (Barricade Books, Inc.Fort Lee, NJ - 1992)



Recovery Options - The Complete Guide

Recovery Options - The Complete Guide - Joseph Volpicelli, M.D., Ph.D. (Wiley, 2000)




Addictive Behavior – For Members or Concerned Significant Others – Overviews of Treatment

get your loved one sober Get Your Loved One Sober: Alternatives to Nagging, Pleading, and Threatening – Robert J. Meyers, Ph.D., and Brenda L. Wolfe, Ph.D. (Hazelden Publishing and Educational Services, 2004).



Beyond Addiction

Beyond Addiction: How Science and Kindness Help People Change –Jeffrey Foote, Carrie Wilkens, Nicole Kosanke (Scribner, 2014)




resisting 12step coercion

Resisting 12-Step Coercion - Stanton Peele, Charles Bufe, & Archie Brodsky (Sharp Press, 2000)




sober for good

Sober for Good:  New Solutions for Drinking Problems - Advice from those who have Succeeded – Anne Fletcher  (Houghton Mifflin Co., 2001)




truth about addiction and recovery

The Truth about Addiction and Recovery - Stanton Peele, Ph.D. and Archy Brodsky (Touchstone, 1992)



Addictive Behavior - For Facilitators & Volunteer Advisors


handbook of alcoholism treatmentThe Handbook of Alcoholism Treatment Approaches: Effective Alternatives (3rd edition) – Hester & Milller, eds. (Allyn & Bacon, 2003)



managing addictionsManaging Addictions:  Cognitive, Emotive and Behavioral Techniques -
F. Michler Bishop (Jason Aronson, 2000)




motivational interviewMotivational Interviewing: Helping People Change – William R. Miller and Stephen Rollnick (Guilford Press, 3rd ed., 2012)




nida podotPrinciples of Drug Addiction Treatment: A Research Based Guide - National Institute on Drug Abuse (free download on the NIDA website)  





Addictive Behavior – Websites & Other Media


General Behavior Change - For Members – Manuals to Guide Change


coping betterCoping Better…Anytime, Anywhere - Maxie Maultsby (Rational Self-Help Aids Sept. 1990)




feeling goodFeeling Good: The New Mood Therapy - David D. Burns, M.D. (Harper, 2008)





Feeling Good HandbookThe Feeling Good Handbook - David D. Burns, M.D. (Plume, 1999)





stubbornly refuseHow to Stubbornly Refuse to Make Yourself Miserable about Anything, Yes Anything! - Albert Ellis, Ph.D. (Lyle Stuart, Inc., 1988)




3 minute therapyThree Minute Therapy, Change Your Thinking, Change your Life  - Michael Edelstein, Ph.D. (Glenbridge, 1997)




when I say noWhen I Say No I Feel Guilty – Manuel J. Smith, Ph.D. (Bantam/Non-Fiction Reissue Edition Feb.1, 1975)




When I say No I feel Guilty IIWhen I Say No I Feel Guilty, Vol. II, for Managers and Executives - Manuel J. Smith, Ph.D. (A Train Press, 2000)




General Behavior Change - For Members or Concerned Significant Others – Overviews of Treatment, Other Resources for Behavior Problems


Self Help That Works

Self-Help That Works: Resources to Improve Emotional Health and Strengthen Relationships - John C. Norcross, Ph.D. and 5 others (Oxford University Press, 2013)




changing for goodChanging for Good - James Prochaska, Ph.D., John Norcross, Ph.D. & Carlo DiClemente, Ph.D. (Wm. Morrow & Company, New York, NY - 1994)




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