There are numerous books, articles and other materials about addiction and recovery. We narrowed it down to literature that has proved most helpful to the individuals we’ve served over the years.
The following resources focus on science-based information, proven advice and a wide range of strategies for getting involved in advocacy around addiction. These resources are often very helpful to those we coach.
High (This is a great read for teenagers and their parents.)
Now What? An Insider’s Guide to Addiction and Recovery
The Gifts of Imperfection
Beyond Addiction - How Science and Kindness Help People Change
Get Your Loved One Sober
The Complete Family Guide to Addiction
The Craving Mind
This Naked Mind: Control Alcohol
Chasing the Scream
We recommend those struggling with opioid addiction and their loved ones become familiar with NARCAN® and how to administer it. Be sure to research your state's laws regarding pharmacy access or get help from a coach, pharmacist or other provider. The Chris Atwood Foundation is a peer-driven community organization that mails Naloxone at no cost after the completion of a brief training video and quiz.
Below are a few podcast interviews we've done over the last few years:
Some of our members participate in mutual support groups along with coaching. There's no single website with a complete meeting listing, but check out these external sites for help finding support near you. If you’re wondering how coaching differs from 12-step support or traditional treatment, check out this blog.
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