Book Recommendations for Those on a Recovery Journey

Whether you’re a current participant in our outpatient treatment program or simply seeking inspiration on your recovery journey, we’re always here to help. Today, we’re thrilled to share a curated list of uplifting book recommendations tailored for those taking steps towards a brighter, substance-free future.

The Importance of Reading in Recovery

Books have an incredible power to inspire, uplift, and educate. Immersing oneself in a good book can:

  • Distract from cravings or triggers.
  • Provide insight into the complexities of addiction.
  • Offer guidance on building a life away from substances.
  • Strengthen one’s resolve and dedication to recovery.

Top Book Recommendations for Recovery

1. “Recovery: Freedom from Our Addictions” by Russell Brand

  • A fresh perspective on the 12-step program, brought to you by comedian and actor Russell Brand. A deep dive into addiction and the paths to overcoming it.

2. “The Recovery Book: Answers to All Your Questions About Addiction and Alcoholism and Finding Health and Happiness in Sobriety” by Al J. Mooney M.D.,‎ Howard Eisenberg

  • This comprehensive guide is packed with advice and answers, making it an essential companion for those navigating the intricate paths of addiction treatment.

3. “Clean: Overcoming Addiction and Ending America’s Greatest Tragedy” by David Sheff

  • Sheff provides a clear-eyed look at addiction as a public health crisis and presents actionable solutions and strategies.

4. “Drinking: A Love Story” by Caroline Knapp

  • A raw, compelling memoir detailing one woman’s relationship with alcohol and her journey to sobriety.

5. “Girl Walks Out of a Bar: A Memoir” by Lisa Smith

  • A gripping account of a successful attorney’s descent into addiction and her inspiring journey back to sobriety.

Making Reading a Part of Your Recovery Process

At Honeycomb Wellness Center, we believe in a holistic approach to addiction treatment. Integrating healthy habits like reading can be a beneficial addition to your outpatient treatment plan. Consider:

  • Setting up a recovery reading group with fellow participants.
  • Jotting down insights and reflections in a journal.
  • Sharing your favorite quotes or passages with your therapist or counselor.

Join Us on Your Journey to Recovery

Remember, recovery is a personal journey, and what resonates with one may not with another. These book recommendations are simply a starting point. If you or someone you love is seeking comprehensive outpatient treatment in Novato, CA, look no further than Honeycomb Wellness Center. We’re dedicated to empowering every woman on her path to recovery.


Honeycomb Wellness Center provides comprehensive drug & alcohol outpatient treatment programs tailored for women. Our holistic approach encompasses therapy, group sessions, educational workshops, and personalized counseling to support the recovery journey.

The duration of our outpatient treatment program varies depending on individual needs. Typically, programs can range from a few weeks to several months. It’s essential to consult with our team to determine the best plan for your specific circumstances.

Yes, Novato and the surrounding areas have a vibrant recovery community. Apart from our in-house groups at Honeycomb Wellness Center, there are several local 12-step and other recovery-focused groups. We can provide recommendations based on your preferences and needs.

Absolutely. Family support can be crucial in the recovery journey. We offer family counseling sessions and educational programs to ensure loved ones understand addiction and can effectively support the recovery process.

Reading can be a therapeutic way to gain insights and inspiration during recovery. We recommend starting with our curated list of “Book Recommendations for Those on a Recovery Journey.” Additionally, our team is always available to suggest further reading materials suited to your unique journey.