A Few Helpful Books

Thought I would share just a few of the books I have read in my search to educate myself on the life of an addict and what their families and friends endure.  These are just a few.  There are more out there!  Each book has a bibliography with multiple resources.  As I look over the list, there are a few I want to reread.  My favorites were Beautiful Boy and Leave the Light On although each has much from which to learn.

Beautiful Boy:A Father’s Journey Through His Son’s Addiction      David Sheff

Leave the Light On: A Memoir of Recovery and Self-Discovery      Jennifer Storm

Comeback :a mother and daughter’s journey through hell and back   Claire Fontaine and  Mia Fontaine

Addicted: Notes From the Belly of the Beast     Edited by Lorna Crozier and Patrick Lane

A Common Struggle: A Personal Journey Through the Past and Future of Mental Illness and Addiction           Patrick J. Kennedy and Stephen Fried

The Addict: One Patient, One Doctor, One Year      Michael Stein

Now What?  An Insider’s Guide to Addiction and Recovery      William Cope Moyers

In My Skin: A Memoir of Addiction           Kate Holden

Broken: My Story of Addiction and Redemption    William Cope Moyers

A Very Fine House  A Mother’s Story of Love, Faith, and Crystal Meth    Barbara Cofer           Stoefen

The Addict’s Mom Presents Unexpected Heroes: Stories of Love and Sacrifice in the Face of Addiction     Lynne  Gassel, Laura Chapman

Clean: Overcoming Addiction and Ending America’s Greatest Tragedy   David Sheff

Addict in the Family      Beverly Conyers

Stay Close: A Mother’s Story of Her Son’s Addiction    Libby Cataldi



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