Therapeutic Resources

Recommended Reading for Recovery

Adult Children Of Alcoholics

  • Adult Children of Alcoholics, Janet G. Woititz
  • Healthy Parenting: An Empowering Guide for Adult Children, Janet G. Woititz
  • How Al-Anon Works for Families & Friends of Alcoholics, Al-Anon Family Group Head Inc.
  • It Will Never Happen to Me, Claudia Black
  • My Dad Loves Me, My Dad Has a Disease, Claudia Black

Alcoholism And Chemical Dependency

  • Alcoholics Anonymous: Big Book, Original Edition
  • Alcoholics Anonymous: The Story of How Many Thousands of Men and Women Have Recovered from Alcoholism, AAWS
  • Drinking: A Love Story, Caroline Knapp
  • Passages Through Recovery: An Action Plan for Preventing Relapse, Terence Gorski
  • 12 Stupid Things That Mess Up Recovery: Avoiding Relapse Through Self-Awareness and Right Action

Co-Sex Addiction

  • Open Hearts, Patrick Carnes, Mark Laaser, Deborah Laaser
  • Back from Betrayal, Jennifer Schneider
  • Rebuilding Trust, Jennifer Schneider & Burt Schneider
  • Relationships in Recovery, Emily Marlin
  • Sex, Lies and Forgiveness, Jennifer Schneider & Burt Schneider
  • Women Who Love Sex Addicts, Douglas Weiss & Donna DeBusk


  • Boundaries: Where You End and I Begin, Anne Katherine
  • Codependent No More, Melanie Beattie
  • Facing Codependency, Pia Melody & Andrea Mille
  • Mending A Shattered Heart: A Guide for Partners of Sex Addicts, Stephanie Carnes
  • The Drama of the Gifted Child, Alice Miller

Family Of Origin

  • Changing Course, Claudia Black
  • Healing the Child Within, Charles Whitfield
  • Healing the Shame that Binds You, John Bradshaw
  • It Will Never Happen to Me , Claudia Black

Love Addiction

  • Facing Love Addiction, Pia Melody

Sex Addiction

  • A Gentle Path Through the 12 Steps, Patrick Carnes
  • Contrary to Love, Patrick Carnes
  • Cybersex Unhooked, David Delmonico & Elizabeth Griffin
  • Cruise Control, Rob Weiss
  • Disclosing Secrets, Deborah Corley & Jennifer Schneider
  • Don’t Call it Love, Patrick Carnes
  • Facing the Shadow, Patrick Carnes
  • In the Shadows of the Net, Patrick Carnes, David Delmonico & Elizabeth Griffin
  • Mending a Shattered Heart – A Guide for Partners of Sex Addicts, Stephanie Carnes
  • Open Hearts – Renewing Relationships with Recovery, Romance & Reality, Patrick Carnes
  • Out of the Shadows, Patrick Carnes
  • Ready to Heal – Women Facing Love, Sex & Relationship Issues, Kelly McDaniel
  • Sexual Anorexia, Patrick Carnes
  • The Clinical Management of Sex Addiction, Patrick Carnes & Kenneth Adams
  • Untangling the Web: Sex, Porn and Fantasy Obsession, Robert Weiss, Jennifer Schneider

Sexual Abuse

  • The Betrayal Bond, Patrick Carnes
  • Silently Seduced, Kenneth Adams
  • The Courage to Heal, Laura Bass


  • Heart Wounds, Tian Dayton
  • The Betrayal Bond, Patrick Carnes
  • Trauma and Addiction, Tian Dayton
  • Waking the Tiger, Peter Levine & Ann Frederick

Books On Depression

  • An Unquiet Mind, Kay Redfield Jamison
  • I Don’t Want To Talk About It, Terrence Real
  • On The Edge of Darkness: Conversations About Conquering Depression, Kathy Cronkite
  • The Freedom From Depression Workbook, Frank Minirth, MD
  • Speaking of Sadness: Depression, Disconnection, and the Meanings of Illness, David A Karp
  • What To Do When Someone You Love is Depressed, Mitch Golant, Susan K. Golant

Books On Anxiety

  • Mastery of Your Anxiety and Panic: Workbook, David H. Barlow, Michelle G Craske
  • Overcoming Panic, Anxiety, & Phobias: New Strategies to Free Yourself from Worry and Fear, Shirley Babior
  • Don’t Panic Third Edition: Taking Control of Anxiety Attacks, Reid Wilson


Sex Addiction/Compulsivity Resources


Dual Diagnosis

Twelve Step Resources for Sexual Addiction and Chemical Dependency