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The Little Big Book Dictionary

Made expressly for use with "The Big Book" of Alcoholics Anonymous
The Little Big Book Dictionary includes over 2,200 of the most difficult words, terms, and phrases found in The 'Big Book' of Alcoholics Anonymous. Providing text referenced definitions, simple phonic pronunciation guides, and page numbers for the included words.
It is sized to fit in the back of your Big Book and it includes many program 'topical' words.
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the steps we took

The Steps We Took

The Steps We Took - A Teacher of AA's 12 Steps shares his experience, strength and hope - Joe McQ

Joe McQ's book has helped many to understand and practice the 12 Step Programme of Alcoholics Anonymous. His understanding of the spiritual principles of the Steps is profound and he writes with gentleness and humour.

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The Little Red Book

The Little Red Book. A study guide to the "Big Book" of Alcoholics Anonymous

For over 50 years, The Little Red Book has been a primer for members of Alcoholics Anonymous. Each page acts as a study guide to the Big Book and its teachings.

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Stools & Bottles

Stools and Bottles: A Study of Character Defects - 31 Daily Meditations by Gayle Rosellini

To meet our need for quiet periods of thought and prayer, the book provides thirty-one daily reminders. They deal with A.A. problems commonly encountered by alcoholics who try to make A.A. their way of life.

The book goes through the first 4 steps of the programme and then offers food for thought.

 

A brilliant book for all members, newcomers and old-timers alike!

 

BBC

Beyond Codependency

Beyond Codependency - Melodie Beattie
Beyond Codependency is dedicated to those struggling to master the art of self-care. It is a book about what to do once the physical pain of withdrawal has stopped and you’ve begun to suspect that you have a life to live. It’s about what happens next.
Beyond Codependency teaches the lessons of dealing with shame, growing in self-esteem, overcoming deprivation and getting past fatal attractions long enough to find relationships that work, all problems that recovering alcoholics, addicts and codependents are intimately familiar with.
BCNM

Codependent No More

Codependent No More - How to Stop Controlling Others and Start Caring For Yourself. - Melody Beattie
Relationships feature massively in the lives of both active and recovering alcoholics, addicts and codependents and rarely in a healthy way.  This wonderful book contains real-life examples, personal reflections; exercises and self-tests to assist in improving this area of life.
The book recalls the history of, "Codependent No More", and points the way for how to take care of yourself and what to do to start feeling better.
A review by someone who used the book to great effect is below:
“This book saved my sanity, my relationship, maybe even my life. I was going through major upsets in my relationship due to a partner's addiction. I was trying to "fix the world" one painful day at a time. When nothing happened except for me to lose hope, trust, faith and love, I turned to a friend for advice.  She recommended this book to me. Whenever I need to take a reality check and think of ME instead of that other person, I open the pages and let it heal me.”
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acceptance pamphlet

Acceptance Pamphlet

Acceptance: The Way to Serenity and Peace of Mind

This handy pocket sized 24 page booklet is a brilliant gift for anyone recovering from alcoholism, addiction or codependency. 

Since its first publication 40 years ago, "Acceptance" has shown the way to serenity and peace of mind for literally millions of readers.  In its own simple and modest way this booklet really does make a difference.
An excellent aid to meditation, it is something to read, re-read and share.

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The Road Less Travelled

The Road Less Travelled: A New Psychology of Love, Traditional Values and Spiritual Growth - M. Scott Peck

Confronting and solving problems is a painful process which most of us attempt to avoid. Avoiding resolution results in greater pain and an inability to grow both mentally and spiritually.  Scott Peck discusses the nature of loving relationships: how to distinguish dependency from love; how to become one's own person and how to be a more sensitive parent. This is a book that can show you how to embrace reality and yet achieve serenity and a richer existence.
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Women Who Love Too Much

Women Who Love Too Much - Robin Norwood
If being in love means being in pain, this book was written for you. Therapist Robin Norwood describes loving too much as a pattern of thoughts and behaviour, which some women develop as a response to problems from childhood.
Many women find themselves repeatedly drawn into unhappy and destructive relationships with men. They then struggle to make these doomed relationships work. This bestselling book takes a hard look at how powerfully addictive these unhealthy relationships are – but also gives a very specific programme for recovery from the disease of loving too much.
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courage to be yourself book

The Courage to be Yourself

The Courage to Be Yourself: A Woman's Guide to Emotional Strength and Self-Esteem - Sue Patton Theole

Women recovering from the awful effects of alcoholism, addiction and codependent behavior problems face daily challenges to lift their spirits and raise their self esteem.

This work aims to provide tools for growth beyond emotional dependence. These include: increasing awareness and the eventual overcoming of fears; setting boundaries; changing self-defeating patterns of behaviour; communicating effectively; and becoming a friend to oneself.


 

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Adult Children of Alcoholics

Adult Children of Alcoholics - Janet G Woititz

Describes the symptoms and treatment of alcoholism and examines the ways it can disrupt family relationships.
A review from someone’s experience:
“Anyone from a dysfunctional family should read this book. Categorized as an adult child of an alcoholic; the effect is just as devastating. For 38 years, life seemed so restless and tormenting. This book was an extreme help in spelling out the feelings that were felt but could not be put into words by an adult child who learned to shut out all emotions. A healing process begins as the tears begin to flow. This book is excellent!”.
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food addiction book

Food Addiction: The Body Knows

Food Addiction: The Body Knows - Kay Sheppard

This powerful book argues that food addiction is similar to alcoholism and suggests individuals must abstain from addictive foods and provides a lifetime eating plan.

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Boundaries:Where You End and I Begin

Boundaries: Where You End and I Begin - Anne Katherine 

A revised and updated edition of the classic guide that explains how setting clear boundaries can bring order to a chaotic life, strengthen relationships and enhance both mental and physical health.

A recent review talked about the power shown in this easy to read book as:
"Boundaries gives firm and clear guidance as to what is and is not acceptable when dealing with other people, be they family, lovers, friends, bosses, co-workers, professionals, etc. Why is it inappropriate for your lawyer also to be your best friend? Why should you never accept counseling/therapy from one of your peers? We all have stories of relationships that have gone wrong without our understanding why - this book will help you avoid repeating mistakes that you (and they) didn't even realize had been made. If you want to understand how to respect other people and have them respect you, read this book - whatever gender you are."

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out of the shadows

Out of the Shadows

Out of the Shadows: Understanding Sexual Addiction: Patrick Carnes

With detailed descriptions of the four stages of sexual addiction, the author outlines the dynamics of dependency and offers evaluation methods and solutions. The text addresses issues relating to behaviour, cultural standards, legal consequences, the victim and public opinion.
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awakening your sexuality

Awakening Your Sexuality

Awakening Your Sexuality: A Guide for Recovering Women - Stephanie Covington
This text guides women on an inner journey of exploration, growth and sexual awakening, aiming to transform lives and relationships.
Vitally for recovering women, the author gives women the tools to process their sexual histories, understand their sexual selves and create the sexual lives they want.  The book provides personalized exercises and the positive step by step guidance recovering women will find helpful in confronting guilt, shame and addiction.  It also is of immense value in assisting with an awareness of body image and behavior patterns allowing the past to be honoured and accepted and a beginning of the liberating journey of sexual recovery and growth.
BCGTS

Codepedent's Guide to the Twelve Steps

Codependent's Guide to the Twelve Steps: How to Find the Right Programme for You by Melody Beattie
In this book, Melody Beattie provides a detailed explanation of the Twelve-Step program designed by Alcoholics Anonymous, accompanied by advice on how to apply the program to codependent issues and cross-addiction.
The way these issues are dealt with in this book is incredibly helpful in allowing recovering people to realize how deep codependency can run. It offers education on how to lead an independent life and a balanced view of one’s part in any relationship.  Seeing that no control actually exists over anyone but themselves so powerfully changes attitudes it very often leads to a fuller and more rewarding life.
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Gambling Addiction Patients Workbook

A 12 step based Patient Workbook tailored to recovery from Gambling Addiction

Lisa Vig, a USA Nationally Certified Gambling Counselor gave the following review:-
“I have been working with compulsive gamblers and their family members for 12 years and find this work extremely rewarding and challenging. I have been utilizing Dr. Perkinson's workbooks for 10 years and have found them to be some of the most useful tools in helping addicts and gamblers identify the many ways that addiction has impacted their lives. Our clients benefit from the straightforward approach of the workbooks and the clear instructions of how to begin incorporating a 12-step recovery program into their lives."

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Hazelden Step Working Guide

All 12 Hazelden 12 Step Working Guide

They are not solely for use with alcohol or any single substance, but are excellent for use with any of the 12 Step Recovery Programmes.
Each step is covered by an individual pamphlet devoted to the step involved

12 step guides

The Hazelden Pack of 12 Step Working Guides

The Hazelden Pack of all 12 Step Working Guides
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12 step guides

The Hazelden Pack of all 12 Step Working Guides

The Hazelden Pack of all 12 Step Working Guides
All 12 of the Hazelden 12 Step Guides in a pack.
These working guides are an invaluable assistance to any recovering alcoholic wanting to gain a clearer insight into the actual workings of each of the 12 Steps in sequence and in daily life.