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Related to Substance Abuse

Personal Stories

  • Broome, Brian.  Punch Me Up to the Gods: A Memoir, Mariner Books, 2021. (BIPOC)

  • Farrell, Richard. What’s Left of Us: a memoir of addiction. New York: Kensington Publishing Corp, 2009.

  • Fisher, Carrie. Wishful Drinking, Simon and Schuster, 2009.

  • Hartigan, Francis. Bill W. – A Biography of Alcoholics Anonymous Cofounder Bill Wilson, St Martin’s Press, 2000.

  • Jamison, Leslie. The Recovering – Intoxication and Its Aftermath, Little Brown, 2018.

  • Marnell, Cat.  How to Murder Your Life – A Memoir, Simon and Schuster, 2017.

  • Stein, Michael. The Addict: One Patient, One Doctor, One Year. William Morrow, 2009.

Book Resources

  • Alcoholics Anonymous. Twelve Steps and Twelve Traditions,  Alcoholics Anonymous World Services, 1996.

  • Hari, Johann, Chasing the Scream: The First and Last Days of the War on Drugs, Bloomsbury 2016.

Online Resources

Substance Addictions

Behavioral Addictions


National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism

US government leadership in the effort to reduce alcohol-related problems.

National Institute on Drug Abuse

Mission is to lead the nation in bringing the power of science to bear on drug abuse and addiction.

Founded by a board-certified addiction specialist, a long-time recovering addict, and the spouse of an addict, this website provides reliable information about addiction and recovery to guide addicts and their loved ones to a happier, healthier life.

UU Addictions Ministry

The UU Addictions & Recovery Ministry Team journeys with congregations and religious professionals to educate individuals, families, congregations and communities about addiction and recovery.  See their Resources on many kinds of addictions.

Learn How to Help Addiction Problem in the United States.  An article in the New York Times explaining how to address the addiction treatment problem with seven key areas to be addressed.  Written by Jeneen Interlandi. 

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