Joseph Campbell, American Professor of Literature, once stated:
“It is by going down into the abyss that we recover the treasures of life. Where you stumble, there lies your treasure.”
Words are incredibly powerful and sometimes they can give us an entirely new perspective on life. They can make us contemplate new concepts and approaches that we otherwise would never have considered before. It’s so easy to become entrenched in reading that sometimes we may find that we lose ourselves amidst the words of a compelling story. The experience, the emotion and the imagery reel us in and we may almost feel as if we’re part of the story itself. If you love to read books, you may find a plethora of good, thought-provoking reads that will truly ignite your motivation and understanding of addiction recovery.
If you’re ready to get lost in some literature that’s good for the soul, check out these books:
- Childhood Disrupted: How Your Biography Becomes Your Biology and How You Can Heal, by Donna Jackson Nakazawa
- Nothing Good Can Come from This, by Kristi Coulter
- Recovery Rising: A Retrospective of Addiction Treatment and Recovery Advocacy, by Bill White
- Recovery: Freedom from Our Addictions, by Russell Brand
A major part of addiction recovery is finding new hobbies and ways to spend your time. Reading could be an excellent hobby to pick up, especially since there are so many stories that have been told and so many new lessons you can learn. Between libraries and the internet, books provide us with so much knowledge right at the edge of our fingertips.
Cumberland Heights is a nonprofit alcohol and drug-addiction treatment center located on the banks of the Cumberland river in Nashville, Tennessee. On a sprawling 177-acre campus, we are made up of 2 12-Step immersion campuses, 12 outpatient recovery centers and 4 sober living homes. We believe that each person has a unique story to tell – and that’s why we always put the patient first.
Call us today at 1-800-646-9998 to take the next step towards your happiness and health.