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Alcohol Addiction

Alcohol addiction can manifest in different ways, from daily consumption to infrequent but intense binge-drinking sessions. Having a need to consume alcohol, in whatever manner or form, is one of the biggest signs that we have a drinking problem. This shows that the circumstances around our drinking have created patterns in our brain that are very difficult to resist, and they must be resisted with intention and effort. But if we don’t have the tools and support we need to identify and circumvent those patterns—and address the challenges that were temporarily alleviated by the alcohol in the first place—we can become stuck in the nightmare of addiction.

If you or someone you know is in immediate need of support, please seek professional help. If you are in crisis, here are some immediate free resources.

This Naked Mind

This Naked Mind has ignited a movement across the country, helping thousands of people forever change their relationship with alcohol. Many people question whether drinking has become too big a part of their lives, and worry that it may even be affecting their health.

Alcoholics Anonymous: The Big Book

Many thousands have benefited from "The Big Book" and its simple but profound explanation of the doctrines behind Alcoholics Anonymous, which was founded in 1935 by Bill Wilson and Dr. Bob Smith.

Till the End

A raw, compelling memoir of baseball, family, fame, addiction, and recovery, by one of the most beloved baseball players of his generation “Beautifully rendered . . . Readers and fans will be rooting for him to enter the Hall of Fame and rooting even harder for him to stay sober.

Alcohol Explained

Alcohol Explained is the definitive, ground-breaking guide to alcohol and alcoholism. It explains how alcohol affects human beings on a chemical, physiological and psychological level, from those first drinks right up to chronic alcoholism.

The Unexpected Joy of Being Sober

Ever sworn off alcohol for a month and found yourself drinking by the 7th? Think there's 'no point' in just one drink? Welcome! There are millions of us. Catherine Gray was stuck in a hellish whirligig of Drink, Make horrible decisions, Hangover, Repeat.

Recovery: Freedom From Our Addictions

With a rare mix of honesty, humor, and compassion, comedian and movie star Russell Brand mines his own wild story and shares the advice and wisdom he has gained through his fourteen years of recovery.

Shoot the Damn Dog: A Memoir of Depression

A successful magazine editor and prize-winning journalist, Sally Brampton launched Elle magazine in the UK in 1985. But behind the successful, glamorous career was a story that many of her friends and colleagues knew nothing about―her ongoing struggle with severe depression and alcoholism.

Broken: My Story of Addiction and Redemption

The eldest son of journalist Bill Moyers, William Cope Moyers relates with unforgettable clarity the story of how a young man with every advantage found himself spiraling into a love affair with crack cocaine that led him to the brink of death—and how a deep spirituality allowed him to conquer his...

Now What?: An Insider’s Guide to Addiction and Recovery

Addiction and recovery insider and expert William Cope Moyers answers the question “Now what?” for addicts and their loved ones along every step of their journey through contemplation, intervention, treatment, and recovery.

Drink: The Intimate Relationship between Women and Alcohol

In Drink: The Intimate Relationship Between Women and Alcohol, award-winning journalist Anne Dowsett Johnston combines in-depth research with her own personal story of recovery, and delivers a groundbreaking examination of a shocking yet little recognized epidemic threatening society today: the prec...

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