SMART Recovery® Recommended Reading List
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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 -
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).
Recovery Options: The Complete Guide – Volpicelli & Szalavitz (John Wiley & Sons, Inc. 2000-2002)
Resisting 12-Step Coercion - Stanton Peele, Charles Bufe, & Archie Brodsky (See 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. & Archy Brodsky with Mary Arnold (Simon & Schuster - 1989)
Addictive Behavior - For Facilitators & Volunteer Advisors
The Handbook of Alcoholism Treatment Approaches: Effective Alternatives (3rd edition) – Hester & Milller, eds. (Allyn & Bacon 2003)
Motivational Interviewing (2nd ed.) – Miller and Rollnick (Guilford Publications, Inc. April 2002)
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)
- David Burns
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)
When I Say No I Feel Guilty
Manuel Smith (Bantam/Non-Fiction Reissue
Edition Feb.1, 1975)
General Behavior Change - For Members or Concerned Significant Others – Overviews of Treatment, Other Resources for Behavior Problems
The Authoritative Guide to Self Help Books - Santrock, Minnett, and Campbell (Guilford Press - 1994)
Changing for Good - James Prochaska, Ph.D., John Norcross, Ph.D. & Carlo DiClemente, Ph.D. (Wm. Morrow & Company, New York, NY - 1994)