SMART Recovery Recommended Reading List
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SMART Recovery Publications
SMART Recovery Handbook - A compilation of practical information designed to assist the reader in attaining the ultimate goal of addiction recovery.
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Books on Addictive Behavior – For Members
Alcohol: How to Give it Up and Be Glad You Did, A Sensible Approach - Philip Tate, Ph.D. (See Sharp Press 1997)
A Thomas Horvath, Ph.D. (Impact Publishers, Inc. - 1998)
The Small Book - Jack Trimpey, LCSW (Delacorte Press)
When AA Doesn’t
Work for You: Rational Steps to Quitting
Ellis, Ph.D. & Emmett Velten, Ph.D.
(Barricade Books, Inc.Fort Lee, NJ -
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: 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: How Science and Kindness Help People Change –Jeffrey Foote, Carrie Wilkens, Nicole Kosanke (Scribner, 2014)
Resisting 12-Step Coercion - Stanton Peele, Charles Bufe, & Archie Brodsky (Sharp Press, 2000)
Sober for Good: New Solutions for Drinking Problems - Advice from those who have Succeeded – Anne Fletcher (Houghton Mifflin Co., 2001)
The Truth about Addiction and Recovery - Stanton Peele, Ph.D. and Archy Brodsky (Touchstone, 1992)
Addictive Behavior - For Facilitators & Volunteer Advisors
The Handbook of Alcoholism Treatment Approaches: Effective Alternatives (3rd edition) – Hester & Milller, eds. (Allyn & Bacon, 2003)
Managing Addictions: Cognitive, Emotive and Behavioral Techniques - F. Michler Bishop (Jason Aronson, 2000)
Motivational Interviewing: Helping People Change – William R. Miller and Stephen Rollnick (Guilford Press, 3rd ed., 2012)
Principles 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 Better…Anytime, Anywhere - Maxie Maultsby (Rational Self-Help Aids Sept. 1990)
Feeling Good: The New Mood Therapy - David D. Burns, M.D. (Harper, 2008)
The Feeling Good Handbook - David D. Burns, M.D. (Plume, 1999)
How to Stubbornly Refuse to Make Yourself Miserable about Anything, Yes Anything! - Albert Ellis, Ph.D. (Lyle Stuart, Inc., 1988)
Three Minute Therapy, Change Your Thinking, Change your Life - Michael Edelstein, Ph.D. (Glenbridge, 1997)
When 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, 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: Resources to Improve Emotional Health and Strengthen Relationships - John C. Norcross, Ph.D. and 5 others (Oxford University Press, 2013)
Changing for Good - James Prochaska, Ph.D., John Norcross, Ph.D. & Carlo DiClemente, Ph.D. (Wm. Morrow & Company, New York, NY - 1994)