One of the best ways to keep busy and on the sobriety path is to read. And what better books to read than the brutally honest memoirs of successful, Addiction Recovery who have been in your shoes? These books not only help you educate yourself on addiction, but inspire you to continue to thrive and give you an understanding of your journey and the ways you share it with millions of others. Here are five books to read that will make you appreciate your personal experience and how far you have come, and grasp the willpower it takes to always push forward.
1) Permanent Midnight: A gritty, no-holds-barred account of one heroin addict’s journey to what he refers to as a “self-resurrection.” Written from a sober point of view, he recounts his days as an up-and-coming writer who lost himself to his addiction.
Quote: “Not until I stopped doing drugs altogether did I feel like a man. Not until I walked out of that fire did I have any idea what the word even meant.”