For some, a book is all that's needed to quit drinking alcohol. For others, its a shrink, a rehab, an exercise program or a twelve step program. The books listed below have inspired a lot of people to quit drinking booze.
THIS NAKED MIND Annie Grace's book This Naked Mind was published in 2015 and has been a big success. I read the book, and the first hundred pages blew me away. I loved it. She has a fun writing style, and brings a fresh outlook on how to get sober.
Published in 2017, Recovery. Freedom from addictions is Russell Brand's take on addiction and recovery. I'm looking forward to reading this.
A must read book for anyone with ADD, ADHD or anyone that lives with someone with ADD, ADHD. Driven to Distraction is my new go to book for ADHD. The book has some great information on self-medication with alcohol and how that leads to addiction.
After years of struggling with sobriety, I discovered Peter Shankman's Podcast Faster Than Normal. This is his first book on ADHD. If you think you have ADHD, read this book. It' a fun, fast read.
They say "The Cure for Alcoholism delivers exactly what millions of alcoholics and families of alcoholics have been hoping for: a painless, dignified, and medically proven cure for their addiction" I read the book and did the Sinclair method for a few months. It worked for me but I didn't like having to take a pill in order to drink. So, after a while I just stopped drinking altogether.
Let's face it. AA is not for everyone. Especially for those that are quitting booze for the first time. Published in 1997 it says "seven of every eight people who start AA's 12-step program abandon it within three years." Not sure if that's true or not. But I did read this book years ago when I stopped drinking booze on my own for six months.
FINDING ULTRA: Every once in a while a book comes along that will help change the direction of lives around the world. This is one of them. Rich Roll lays it all out, bringing the reader/listener on his journey from a competitive swimmer at Stanford University to an overweight lawyer unable to function without alcohol. If you want to transform your life read this book.
RUNNING MAN: Charlie Engle overcame a drug and alcohol addiction to become a world class ultra-runner. The book is a fast read that will inspire you to put on your running shoes and get in shape.
ALCOHOLICS ANONYMOUS: The Big Book. If you're not ready for AA but want to read the big book, here it is. Alcoholics Anonymous started in 1935 by Bill Wilson and Dr. Bob. Love it or hate it AA has helped millions of people around the world.
I have not read this book. Published in 2002 with 28 reviews. Most of them excellent.
RATIONAL RECOVERY: This book was published in 1996. I loved parts of the book and still use some of the messages but its so full of anger towards AA that it turns off a lot of people.
THE EASY WAY TO STOP DRINKING: Published in 2009. I've read this book a few times and enjoyed it a lot. But quitting drinking for me was far from easy. It was a challenge everyday for close to a year. Still, Allen Carr's book is an excellent read, and one I strongly recommend.
Rob Lowe talks about the crazy 80's and getting sober. His book is a fun, fast read.
TAO TE CHING: A new english version with notes by Stephen Mitchell is my favorite version. This book isn't about drinking its about living the life of TAO. I try to read a page a day.
I loved reading Cherly Strayed's book Wild. It was motivating and entertaining.