Suggested Reading

Suggested Reading

Educating yourself by reading is a great way to begin learning about addiction and recovery. The following are books that we have reviewed and recommend.

Suggested Reading Lists

Educating yourself by reading is a great way to begin or further your learning about addiction and recovery. Below are books that we have reviewed and recommend. Please choose one (1) meditation book and one (1) non-meditation book to begin daily reading prior to participating in the Family Care Program.

Suggested 12-Step Reading Lists

  • One Day at a Time in Al-Anon by Al-Anon Family Group Headquarters (Meditation Book)
  • Courage to Change: One Day at a Time in Al-Anon II by Al-Anon Family Group Headquarters (Meditation Book)
  • Dilemma of the Alcoholic Marriage by Al-Anon Family Group Headquarters
  • ALATEEN – Hope for Children of Alcoholics by Al-Anon Family Group Headquarters
  • How Al-Anon Works for Families & Friends of Alcoholics by Al-Anon Family Group Headquarters
  • Sharing Experience Strength and Hope by Nar-Anon Family Groups

Suggested Non 12-Step Reading Lists

  • Let Go Now – Meditation by Karen Casey (Meditation Book)
  • Language of Letting Go – Meditation by Melody Beattie (Meditation Book)
  • Tending Dandelions – Honest Meditations for Mothers with Addicted Children (Meditation Book)
  • Co-dependent No More: How to Stop Controlling Others and Start Caring for Yourself by Melody Beattie
  • The Lost Years: Surviving a Mother and Daughter’s Worst Nightmare by Kristina Wandzilak, Constance Curry
  • I Didn’t Cause it, I Can’t Change It by Mary Ryan Woods
  • The Parallel Process: Growing Alongside Your Adolescent or Young Adult Child in Treatment by Krissy Pozatek
Knowledge is Power

Addiction is a disease that is best overcome through education and support. Once you learn more about treatment and recovery, true healing can begin. Call 800-646-9998 to learn more about the services at Cumberland Heights.

Why is it so meaningful to give to Cumberland Heights?

Your gift to Cumberland Heights through our annual and capital initiates gives immediate support to patients and their families. To make a longer term impact a gift to the endowment fund will provide patient assistance funding for years to come.

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