Reading Recommendations

Below is a list of our most recommended books.

addiction recovery reading recommendations

In The Realm of Hungry Ghosts by Gabor Maté M.D.

The pinnacle of addiction insight. This is a must read for anyone suffering from addiction, or affected by it in any way.

addiction recovery reading recommendations

Recovery 2.0 by Tommy Rosen

Tommy Rosen walks us through his personal experience with addiction, and how he developed his own program, titled ‘Recovery 2.0’, to allow him to live a life beyond his wildest imagination.

addiction recovery reading recommendations

Recovery by Russell Brand

The 12 Steps can be an intimidating process for those new in recovery, especially due to the language of the ‘Big Book’ of Alcoholics Anonymous. Russell Brand provides us with a clear picture, using modern language (explicitly as well), of the Steps and what they can do for us. For anyone looking to pursue this path of recovery, this will be a book you want to pick up.

addiction recovery reading recommendations

A Liberated Mind by Steven C. Hayes, Ph.D

Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) is an innovative and compassionate approach to healing, and living a valued life. With 6 ‘pivots’ to the process, you will learn how your ego plays a huge role in your life challenges, and how you can overcome anything in your path. An absolute favourite of Mark’s, he recommends this as a must-read!

The Biology of Desire by Marc Lewis

Is addiction a disease? Marc Lewis makes a strong case for that not being so, and his developmental approach is definitely one you want to explore.

The Almanack of Naval Ravikant by Eric Jorgenson

Life advice from an insanely intelligent man. Eric Jorgenson compiles narrative from tweets, podcasts, talks, and more, to bring you the best of Naval Ravikant. Short but full of incredible insight to live well.

12 Rules For Life by Jordan Peterson

Jordan Peterson is one (if not the) of the greatest Western thinkers out there. The amount of wisdom distilled into approachable, practical knowledge is unparalleled. A must read for anyone looking to improve their lives.

Beyond Order by Jordan Peterson

The second book in his “Rule for Life” series, and one that does not disappoint. If you read the first, you will certainly want to read this one too. Jordan Peterson’s wisdom is simply incredible. See for yourself.

Atomic Habits by James Clear

If you are attempting to build positive habits, or eliminate negative ones, this is the gold standard for understanding how habits work and capitalizing on how we can best navigate them.

Essentialism by Greg McKeown

We are much too busy and far too committed to so many things in our lives. This book is the best insight and approach to pursuing less in our lives. Not just less, but what is only absolutely essential.

Man’s Search For Meaning by Viktor Frankl

A holocaust survivor and psychologist, Viktor Frankl wrote this groundbreaking book to explain what meaning is, and where we find it. No matter our situations, cultivating meaning is the most important factor to our survival.

The Gifts of Imperfection by Brené Brown

We are all perfectly imperfect humans, and that is the best part about this experience we call life. We have to allow ourselves to be vulnerable, be authentic, and be honest. Brené Browns first book (her others are equally great), and it does not disappoint.

We hope you find as much out of these books and authors as we have.

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