There are many books you can read about addiction, recovery and spirituality. Following are some of my favorites that offer a wealth of information and help:

The Big Book of Alcoholics Anonymous - The book that saved millions of lives, The AA Big Book is the foundation of the most successful recovery program in the world.

The 12 Steps and 12 Traditions - The perfect companion to the AA Big Book. A comprehensive exploration of each of the 12 steps and 12 traditions at the center of Alcoholics Anonymous.

As Bill Sees It - Crucial writings from Bill Wilson, the co-founder of Alcoholics Anonymous.

A New Pair of Glasses - Author and recovering alcoholic Chuck C offers his perspective on how he learned to see the world and his life through recovery.

The Sober Journey: A Guide to Prayer and Meditation in Recovery - Simple, easy to follow guide to incorporating the power of prayer and meditation as a way to improve long-term sobriety, peace of mind and a successful life.

The Sermon on the Mount (Emmet Fox) - Distilled from years of study and lecture,  Fox explains that The Bible is a "textbook of metaphysics" and the teachings of Jesus express--without dogma--a practical approach for the development of the soul and for the shaping of our lives.

Living Without Fear (Ernest Holmes) - navigates the reader through and away from anxiety, despair, and stress and toward the path to a richer experience in living.

Zen Mind, Beginners Mind - One of the great modern Zen classics, much beloved, much re-read, and much recommended as the best first book to read on Zen.

The Miracles of Mindfulness - Gentle anecdotes and practical exercise as a means of learning the skills of mindfulness--being awake and fully aware. 

My Fair Junkie - Often hilarious, and always harrowing, a personal memoir of a woman's journey from junkie to recovery.

Postcards from the Edge - Bestselling autobiographical novel by the late actress Carrie Fisher

Scar Tissue - a vivid and stomach churning account of hard-core addiction from Red Hot Chili Peppers singer Anthony Keidis. 

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