Book Recommendations

by Jamie

 

 

Dopesick : dealers, doctors, and the drug company that addicted America

by Beth Macy

How did we get in this mess of the Opioid Crisis? Beth Macy unravels 20 years of Pharmaceutical Companies, doctors, patients, drug dealers, people who suffer from substance use disorder and their families... and finally those who respond to this crisis and the many ways they endeavor to help end the suffering. With a specific focus on Appalachia, SW Virginia and her hometown of Roanoke, Beth tells the stories of those whom she has known, followed, and even tried to help along the way. The author of this book was not afraid to suffer with those about whom she wrote.

No More Letting Go  (The Spirituality of Taking Action Against Alcoholism and Drug Addiction)

by Debra Jay

This book answers some tough questions: Do they have to want help?, Do you have to let them hit bottom?, Do you have to let go? I highly recommend this book to all friends and family members of a loved one suffering with addiction. With much logic and reason it can help navigate some tough boundary lines between loving and enabling and how to truly help but not hinder the path of recovery.  

 

 

Love First: A Family's Guide to Intervention

by Debra Jay and Jeff Jay

This is a very helpful guide on to how to intervene when experiencing the crisis of a loved one's  addiction.  Using the most recent research on the neurobiology of addiction and the latest evidence-based treatment, this book can help navigate the process of planning, from intervention to choosing a treatment facility. 

Clean

by David Sheff

Beautiful Boy

by David Sheff

Chasing the Scream

by Johann Hari

Slaying the Dragon

by White

Memoir of an Addicted Brain

by Marc Lewis

An Addict in the Family

by Bev Conyers

CO-dependency No More

by Melody Beattie

Boundaries

by Cloud and Townsend

The Four Agreements

by Don Miguel Ruiz

Addressing addiction in southwestern Virginia, developed as a model of localization.

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