Recommended Books

Addiction & Chemical Dependency


Following is a list of books we’ve found helpful for those dealing with the topics of addiction and chemical dependency:

  • “Beautiful Boy: A Father’s Journey Through His Son’s Addiction,” by David Sheff
  • “Drinking: A Love Story,” by Caroline Knapp 
  • “Happy Hours: Alcohol in a Woman’s Life,” by Devon Jersild 
  • “Mending a Shattered Heart: A Guide for Partners of Sex Addicts,” by Robert Weiss, Omar Minwalla, Sonja Rudie and Jennifer P. Schneider 
  • “Narrative Means to Sober Ends: Treating Addiction and Its Aftermath,” by Jonathan Diamond PhD 
  • “Out of the Shadows: Understanding Sexual Addiction,” by Patrick Carnes
  • “Wild Hunger: The Primal Roots of Modern Addiction,” by Bruce W. Wilshire