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SMART Recovery Publications

SMART Recovery Suggested Reading

SMART Recovery offers more than a dozen handbooks and manuals for participants, volunteers and specialized audiences – featuring the 3rd edition of the SMART Recovery Handbook.

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Addictive Behavior Self-Help Books

365 Ways to Have Fun Sober
AA Not the Only Way
365 Ways to Have Fun Sober – Lisa M. Hann (Kindle book, Amazon Digital Services, 2014)
Alcohol: How to Give it Up and Be Glad You Did
Inside Rehab: The Surprising Truth About Addiction Treatment – and How to Get Help That Works

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

Powerless No Longer
Rational Drinking: How to Live Happily With or Without Alcohol
Powerless No Longer: Reprogramming Your Addictive Behavior – Peter W. Soderman & Michael Werner (CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform, 2013) Rational Drinking: How to Live Happily With or Without Alcohol – Michael Edelstein & Will Ross (Kindle book, Amazon Digital Services, 2013)
Recover:! Stop Thinking Like an Addict and Reclaim Your Life with The PERFECT Program
Sex Drugs Gambling & Chocolate
Recover:! Stop Thinking Like an Addict and Reclaim Your Life with The PERFECT Program – Stanton Peele & Ilse Thompson (Da Capo Lifelong Books, 2014) Sex, Drugs, Gambling, & Chocolate: A Workbook for Overcoming Addictions – A. Thomas Horvath, Ph.D. (Impact Publishers, Inc. – 1998)
The Small Book
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The Small Book – Jack Trimpey, LCSW (Delacorte Press, 1995) 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
Sober for Good: New Solutions for Drinking Problems - Advice from those who have Succeeded
Recovery Options – The Complete Guide – Joseph Volpicelli, M.D., Ph.D. (Wiley, 2000) Sober for Good: New Solutions for Drinking Problems – Advice from those who have Succeeded – Anne Fletcher (Houghton Mifflin Co., 2001)

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Family & Friends Suggested Reading

 

Almost Alcoholic – Is My (or My Loved One’s) Drinking a Problem
Get Your Loved One Sober: Alternatives to Nagging, Pleading, and Threatening
Almost Alcoholic – Is My (or My Loved One’s) Drinking a Problem – Joseph Nowinski, Ph.D. & Robert Doyle, M.D. (Hazelden, 2012) 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
Beyond Addiction: How Science and Kindness Help People Change –Jeffrey Foote, Carrie Wilkens, Nicole Kosanke (Scribner, 2014)

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General Psychological Self-Help

 

Changing for Good
Feeling Good: The New Mood Therapy
Changing for Good – James Prochaska, Ph.D., John Norcross, Ph.D. & Carlo DiClemente, Ph.D. (Wm. Morrow & Company, New York, NY – 1994) Feeling Good: The New Mood Therapy – David D. Burns, M.D. (Harper, 2008)

 

The Feeling Good Handbook
Get Out of Your Mind and Into Your Life: The New Acceptance and Commitment Therapy
The Feeling Good Handbook– David D. Burns, M.D. (Plume, 1999) Get Out of Your Mind and Into Your Life: The New Acceptance and Commitment Therapy – Steven C. Hayes & Spencer Smith ( New Harbinger Publications, 2005)
How to Stubbornly Refuse to Make Yourself Miserable about Anything, Yes Anything!
The Power of Habit: Why We Do What We Do in Life and Business
How to Stubbornly Refuse to Make Yourself Miserable about Anything, Yes Anything! – Albert Ellis, Ph.D. (Lyle Stuart, Inc., 1988)

 

The Power of Habit: Why We Do What We Do in Life and Business – Charles Duhigg (Random House Trade Paperbacks, 2014)

 

Self-Help That Works: Resources to Improve Emotional Health and Strengthen Relationships
Three Minute Therapy, Change Your Thinking, Change your Life
Self-Help That Works: Resources to Improve Emotional Health and Strengthen Relationships – John C. Norcross, Ph.D. and 5 others (Oxford University Press, 2013) Three Minute Therapy, Change Your Thinking, Change your Life – Michael Edelstein, Ph.D. (Glenbridge, 1997)

 

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

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Suggested Reading for Facilitators & Volunteer Advisors

 

The Brain that Changes Itself: Stories of Personal Triumph from the Frontiers of Brain Science
The Handbook of Alcoholism Treatment Approaches: Effective Alternatives
The Brain that Changes Itself: Stories of Personal Triumph from the Frontiers of Brain Science – Norman Doidge (Penguin Books, 2007) The Handbook of Alcoholism Treatment Approaches: Effective Alternatives (3rd edition) – Hester & Miller, eds. (Allyn & Bacon, 2003)
Managing Addictions: Cognitive, Emotive and Behavioral Techniques
Mindfulness-Based Sobriety: A Clinician's Treatment Guide for Addiction Recovery Using Relapse Prevention Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, and Motivational Interviewing
Managing Addictions: Cognitive, Emotive and Behavioral Techniques – F. Michler Bishop (Jason Aronson, 2000) Mindfulness-Based Sobriety – Nick Turner MSW, Phil Welches PhD, Sandra Conti MS (New Harbinger Publications, 2014)
Motivating Substance Abusers to Enter Treatment
Motivational Interviewing: Helping People
Motivating Substance Abusers to Enter Treatment – Jane Ellen Smith, Ph.D. & Robert J. Meyers, Ph.D. (The Guilford Press, 2007) 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
REBT Super-Activity Guide: 52 Weeks of REBT for Client, Groups, Students, and YOU!
Principles of Drug Addiction Treatment: A Research Based Guide – National Institute on Drug Abuse (free download on the NIDA website) The REBT Super-Activity Guide: 52 Weeks of REBT for Client, Groups, Students, and YOU!– Pamela D. Garcy, Ph.D. (CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform, 2009)