What books have you found helpful?

Discussion in 'Substance Abuse' started by strangeworld, May 31, 2018.

  1. strangeworld

    strangeworld Member

    I have read:
    Codependent no More
    The Language of Letting Go
    When Parents Hurt
    When our Grown Kids Disappoint Us
    It's Not About You Except When it Is
    One Day at a Time in Al Anon
    Stop Walking on Eggshells

    I have found them all to be useful and interesting. If anyone has any suggested readings that you please post.
  2. recoveringenabler

    recoveringenabler Well-Known Member Staff Member

    These books helped me:

    By Pema Chodron, (a Buddhist nun who offers tools on how to live in uncertainty, fear and chaos.)

    *Comfortable with Uncertainty
    *The places that scare you
    *When things fall apart
    *Living beautifully

    By Eckart Tolle
    *The Power of Now
    *The New Earth
    *Stillness Speaks

    By Viktor Frankl
    *Man's search for meaning

    By Brene' Brown
    *The Gifts of Imperfection
    *Daring Greatly
  3. strangeworld

    strangeworld Member

    Thank you! I have also read Man's search for Meaning (actually didn't finish it because I loaned it to my mom and have not got it back). And The New Earth and Power of Now. I'm going to look into the others you posted. The titles sound good.
  4. recoveringenabler

    recoveringenabler Well-Known Member Staff Member

  5. RN0441

    RN0441 100% better than I was but not at 100% yet

    by Henry Cloud & John Townsend

    Then I found out my son was studying this book in his program! I was so happy to hear that because while I was reading I kept thinking "Gosh I wish J could read this"! My therapist also was very aware of it and said it is a great book.

  6. EarthIsHard

    EarthIsHard Member

  7. strangeworld

    strangeworld Member

    Those were great thank you. I will look into her books too.
  8. strangeworld

    strangeworld Member

    I almost purchased this for kindle but it says it is very Christian based. I believe in a higher power but I am not affiliated with any religion so I thought it might be too faith based for me but I don't know...maybe not. I think I will probably get it. The reviews were high.
  9. ForeverSpring

    ForeverSpring Well-Known Member

    Boundaries is good for all, even atheists. Just skip the religious parts.

    I am very spiritual too with no religious affiliation and found it helpful.
  10. Kathy813

    Kathy813 Well-Known Member Staff Member

    Don't let Your Kids Kill You: A Guide for Parents of Drug and Alcohol Addicted Children by Charles Rubin

    This book really spoke to me. Here is the book description from Amazon:

    I really liked that it focused on the parent . . . not the "child." I think that shift has to happen for any of us to truly learn how to detach and stop enabling our adult children.
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  11. RN0441

    RN0441 100% better than I was but not at 100% yet

    It wasn't over the top. I am non denominational but I do think it explained scripture well when used and that is something I have always had a hard time understanding.
  12. strangeworld

    strangeworld Member

    Thanks for this recommendation. I downloaded it and have read almost the whole thing today. Very good book.
  13. strangeworld

    strangeworld Member

    Thanks, these both look interesting. I think Journey of Souls is next on my list to purchase.
  14. Littleboylost

    Littleboylost On the road unwanted to travel

    Tending Fandelions was excellent.
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    Littleboylost On the road unwanted to travel

  16. Littleboylost

    Littleboylost On the road unwanted to travel