Recovery Books

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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.


Carry This Message

Carry This Message; Joe McQ
This book addresses the concern of many in the AA Community that sponsors have lost some skills in working with alcoholics.  Joe McQ. has created a guide for sponsors to use in working with others.

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.


The Little Red Book For Women

The Little Red Book for women.

For over 50 years, The Little Red Book has been a primer for members of Alcoholics Anonymous.  This edition is particularly referenced to Women in recovery for better identification.


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.

The Little 12 n 12 Dictionary

Made specifically for use with the book Twelve Steps and Twelve Traditions of Alcoholics Anonymous
The Little 12 n 12 Dictionary includes over 2,200 of the most difficult words, terms, and phrases found in the Twelve Steps and Twelve Traditions Book of Alcoholics Anonymous. Providing text referenced definitions, simple phonic pronunciation guides, and page numbers for the included words.

The Dry Drunk Syndrome

The Dry Drunk Syndrome R. J. Solberg
Being dry is not the same as contented sobriety.  This easy to read pamphlet reveals the solution to long lasting sobriety using the tools we already have available.

Drop The Rock

Drop the Rock - Removing Character Defects
The negative, self defeating behaviors that persist long after alcohol and substance abuse has ended are likened to the “rocks” that can sink recovery or at least block further progress
Drop the Rocks combines powerful personal stories, practical advice and important insights into Steps 6 & 7 to help readers truly transform their recovery.

More to Quitting Drinking

Dr Paul O.  "There's More to Quitting Drinking Than Quitting Drinking"
Author of p449 "Acceptance" Dr Paul O shares why Alcoholism is a drinking and a thinking problem.  Recovery can't take place without abstinence, but abstinence alone is not recovery.

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

adult children of alcoholics

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.

You Can't Make me Angry

Dr. Paul O.  You Can't Make Me Angry
Author of p449 "Acceptance"; Dr Paul O shares his experience that we alone are responsible for our emotions.  People make us angry if we let them.  A bold statement, but he does go to prove it!
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.
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.
It also is of immense value in assisting with an awareness of body image and behaviour patterns allowing the past to be honoured and accepted and a beginning of the liberating journey of sexual recovery and growth.
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.


Sober but Stuck

Sober But Stuck - Dan F
A collection of stories from long term members of AA detailing their problems, in sobriety with fears of intimacy & rejection, resentments & perceived inadequacies, relationship issues & loneliness. 

Feel The Fear And Do It Anyway

Feel the fear and do it anyway; Susan Jeffers
With understanding & humour, Susan Jeffers inspires with many dynamic techniques & profound concepts that have helped many to grab hold of their fears & move forward with their lives
courage to be yourself book

Courage to be Yourself

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

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.


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.
codependent no more meditations

Codependent No More

Codependent No More - How to Stop Controlling Others and Start Caring For Yourself. - Melody Beattie
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.