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A list of recovery resources for continued education and healing.

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Caron Treatment Centers accepts patients aged 13 years or older. For more information on services available to those 12 and under, please learn more about Caron's Student Assistance Program.

Below is a list of recovery resources for continued education and healing. If you find any of them to be particularly useful to your journey, please let us know by emailing alumni@caron.org.

Substance Addiction

Helpful Links:

Helpful Books:

  • Beyond the Influence: Understanding and Defeating Alcoholism by Katherine Ketcham
  • I'll Quit Tomorrow: A Practical Guide to Alcoholism Treatment by Vernon E. Johnson
  • Under The Influence: A Guide to the Myths and Realities of Alcoholism by James Robert Milam and Katherine Ketcham
  • Narcotics Anonymous
  • Alcoholics Anonymous
  • Addictive Thinking  by Abraham Twerski, M.D.
  • Buzzed: The Straight Facts About the Most Used and Abused Drugs from Alcohol to Ecstasy by Cynthia Kuhn, Ph.D.; Scott Swartzwelder, Ph.D. and Wilkie Wilson Ph.D.
  • First Year Sobriety: When All That Changes Is Everything by Guy Hettelhack
  • Staying Sober: A Guide for Relapse Prevention by  Terence T. Gorski and Merlene Miller
  • What’s Wrong with My Kid? When Drugs or Alcohol Might Be a Problem and What to Do About It by George E. Leary Jr.
  • Aging and Addiction: Helping Older Adults Overcome Alcohol or Medication Dependence by  Carol Colleran and Debra Jay
  • Passages Through Recovery: An Action Plan for Preventing Relapse by Terence T. Gorski
  • Slaying the Dragon: The History of Addiction Treatment and Recovery in America  by William White



Non-substance Addiction

Helpful Links:

Helpful Books:

  • How to Get out of Debt, Stay Out of Debt and Live Prosperously by Jerrold Mundis
  • Money, Emotions and Recovery by Mary Raphel M.S.
  • Credit, Cash & Co-Dependency: How the Way You Were Raised Affects Your Decisions About Money by Yvonne Kaye
  • Losing Your Shirt: Recovery for Compulsive Gamblers and Their Families
  • Contrary to Love: Helping the Sexual Addict by Patrick Carnes, Ph.D.
  • Don't Call it Love: Recovery from Sexual Addiction by Patrick Carnes, Ph.D.

Parent and Family Topics

Helpful Links:

Helpful Books:

  • The Betrayal Bond: Breaking Free of Exploitive Relationships by Patrick Carnes, Ph.D.
  • Co-dependent No More: How to Stop Controlling Others and Start Caring For Yourself by Melody Beattie
  • The New Codependency: Help and Guidance for Today's Generation by Melody Beattie
  • Mending A Shattered Heart: A Guide for Partners of Sex Addict edited by Stefanie Carnes, Ph.D.
  • It Takes a Family A Cooperative Approach to Lasting Sobriety by Dera Jay
  • Addict in the Family: Stories of Loss, Hope and Recovery by Beverly Conyers
  • Adolescent Drug and Alcohol Abuse: How To Spot It, Stop It and Get Help for Your Family by Nikki Babbit
  • Don’t Let Your Kids Kill You by Charles Rubin
  • Everything Changes: Help for Families of Newly Recovery Addicts by Beverly Conyers
  • Get Your Loved One Sober. An Alternative to Nagging, Pleading and Threatening by Robert J. Myers, Ph.D. and Brenda L. Wolfe, Ph.D.
  • Parenting for Prevention: How to Raise a Child to Say No to Alcohol/Drugs by David J. Wilmes
  • Recovering My Kid: Parenting Young Adults in Treatment and Beyond by Joseph Lee, M.D.
  • Sober Siblings: How to Help Your Alcoholic Brother or Sister – and Not Lose Yourself  by Patricia Olsen and Petros Levounis, MD, MA
  • The Family Recovery Guide: A Map for Healthy Growth by Stephanie Brown, Ph.D., and Virginia M. Lewis, Ph.D., with Andrew Liotta
  • A Gentle Path Through the Twelve Steps: The Classic Guide For All People in the Process of Recovery by Patrick Carnes, Ph.D.
  • Courage to Change: One Day at a Time Al-Anon
  • How Al-Anon Works: For Family and Friends of Alcoholics Al-Anon
  • One Day at a Time Al-Anon
  • Paths to Recovery: Al-Anon’s Steps, Traditions, and Concepts Al-Anon
  • The Language of Letting Go  by Melody Beattie
  • A Family’s Journey   by Diana Clark      

Depression, Anxiety & Related Disorders

Helpful Links:

Helpful Books:

  • The Anxiety and Phobia Workbook by Edmund J. Bourne, Ph.D.
  • The Bipolar Child: The Definitive and Reassuring Guide to Childhood's Most Misunderstood Disorder by Demitri F. Papolos, M.D.
  • Bipolar Disorder: A Family Focused Treatment Approach by David J. Miklowitz and Michael Goldstein
  • The Boy Who Couldn't Stop Washing: The Experience and Treatment of Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder by Judith L. Rapoport, M.D.
  • How to Heal Depression by Harold H. Bloomfield, M.D., and Peter McWilliams
  • New Hope for People with Bipolar Disorder by Jan Fawcett
  • Overcoming Depression by Janice Papolos and Dimitri Papolos, M.D.
  • Stop Depression Now - Sam-e the Breakthrough Supplement by Richard Brown, M.D., Teodoro Bottligliere, Ph.D., and Carol Colman

    Sexual Abuse

    Helpful Links:

    Helpful Books:

    • The Betrayal Bond: Breaking Free of... by Patrick Carnes
    • The Courage to Heal: A Guide for Women... by Ellen Bass, Laura Davis - Also available: Courage to Heal Workbook
    • The Sexual Healing Journey: A Guide for... by Wendy Maltz
    • What About Me? A Guide for Men Helping... by Grant Cameron
    • Women, Sex, and Addiction: A Search for... by Charlotte Davis Kasl
    • Victims No Longer: Men Recovering from... by Ellen Bass
    • Secret Survivors: Uncovering Incest and... by E. Sue Blume

    Intimate Relationships

    Helpful Books:

    • The New Rules of Marriage: What You Need to Know to Make Love Work by Terrence Real
    • I Don't Want to Talk About It: Overcoming the Secret Legacy of Male Depression by Terrence Real
    • How Can I Get Through to You? Closing the Intimacy Gap Between Men and Women by Terrence Real
    • After the Affair: Healing the Pain and Rebuilding Trust When a Partner Has Been Unfaithful by Janis Abrahms Spring, Ph.D.
    • The Dance of Anger: A Woman's Guide to Changing the Patterns of Intimate Relationships by Harriet Lerner, Ph.D.
    • I Don't Have to Make Everything All Better: Six Practical Principles That Empower Others to Solve Their Own Problems While Enriching Your Relationships by Gary and Joy Lundberg
    • The Five Love Languages: How to Express Heartfelt Commitment to Your Mate by Gary Chapman
    • Getting the Love You Want: A Guide for Couples by Harville Hendrix, Ph.D.
    • Hold Me Tight: Seven Conversations for a Lifetime of Love by Dr. Sue Johnson
    • How Can I Forgive You? The Courage to Forgive, The Freedom Not To by Janis Abram Spring, Ph.D.
    • How One of You Can Bring the Two of You Together: Breakthrough Strategies to Resolve Your Conflicts and Reignite Your Love by Susan Page
    • Lies at the Altar: The Truth About Great Marriages by Dr. Robin L. Smith
    • The Seven Principles for Making Marriage Work by John M. Gottman, Ph.D.
    • The Verbally Abusive Relationship: How to Recognize it and How to Respond by Patricia Evans

    Personal Growth

    Helpful Books:

    • Overcoming Perfectionism: The Key to a Balanced Recovery by Ann W. Smith -
    • The Princess Who Believed in Fairy Tales by Marcia Grad (for women)
    • God on a Harley (If You've Ever Had a Broken Heart) by Joan Brady
    • The Knight in Rusty Armor by Robert Fisher (for men)
    • Becoming Real: Defeating the Stories We Tell Ourselves That Hold Us Back by Dr. Gail Saltz
    • Anatomy of a Secret Life: The Psychology of Living a Lie by Dr. Gail Saltz
    • Anger Kills: Seventeen Strategies for Controlling the Hostility That Can Harm Your Health by Redford Williams, M.D. and Virginia Williams, Ph.D.
    • The Angry Book by Theodore Isaac Rubin, M.D.

    Spirituality

    Helpful Books:

    • A New Earth: Awakening to your Life's Purpose by Eckhart Tolle
    • A Return to Love: Reflections on the Principles of A Course In Miracles by Marianne Williamson
    • Living in the Light: A Guide to Personal and Planetary Transformation by Shakti Gawain
    • The Power of Intention by Wayne W. Dyer
    • The Seat of the Soul by Gary Zukav
    • The Secret by Rhonda Byrne