Inspirational Books About Addiction and Recovery

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Books are your best friends. However, books about addiction are even better. They not only educate you about critical issues of life but also give you the tools to equip yourself for battling addictions and making a successful recovery.

People suffering from severe drug-related disorders can feel safe in the embrace of books and learn new and informative things about their situation. Moreover, books about addiction also offer a unique way of learning from other people and sharing their life without having to expose yourself openly. Let’s take a look at the top books I’m sure will help you get started in taking back your life from the clutches of addictions.

Blackout: Remembering the Things I Drank to Forget by Sarah Hepola

If your demons force you to take on alcoholism as a coping mechanism, you need to read this book. This autobiography about addiction and alcoholism will change your life and give you a new wave of hope to quit your addictions. Sarah, the author, talks about her past when she chose alcoholism as a method of escapism.

Drinking: A Love Story by Caroline Knapp

If you love reading beautiful, enticing, and life-changing memoirs about addiction, you need to sit down with this one and a cup of coffee. This one will make you feel as if you are living the life of the author. It is beautiful and very well-written. The author, who has since passed away, has helped hundreds of people get over their personal addictions and face their own demons.

Girl Walks Out of a Bar: A Memoir by Lisa Smith

If you want to put a book on the list of ultimate quitting stories, this one is it. Lisa Smith mesmerizingly jotted down her own experience of quitting alcohol and other addictive drugs. Her book reflects the courage that all of us wish we could have to quit our addictions. Moreover, you actually see life from the point of view of an ex-drug addict.

Unwifeable: A Memoir by Mandy Stadtmiller

How badly has your addiction cost you? Have you also become a social outcast and a social piranha because of your drug addictions? Well, if you have, this is the one for you. When it comes to addiction books, this one scares you and tells you the life you will soon have if you continue down the path of abysmal addiction problems. Mandy Stadtmiller not only scares you into leaving drugs but also gives you the strength to leave your addictions behind with the help of her captivating words.

Party Girl: A Novel by Anna David

Peer pressure forces some of us to become party people, and what we don’t know is that soon, these parties can ruin our life and put us on a path of self-destruction. Well, Anna David puts all of that into perspective in her book. The sad and unfulfilling ways of a party girl can ruin your life, and it may just be too late to get your life back. This book will shine a light on the negative consequences of too much partying and help you get your life back.

Parched by Heather King

If good books about addiction had a hall of fame, this one would definitely be showcased in a gold case. This book takes a unique look at religion and alcoholism. It is equally good for people struggling with addictions as well as people struggling with their faith. This book takes you through a spiritual journey of quitting your addictions and regaining control of your life. It makes faith the foundation of your power.