Resources in Recovery
Our first, most treasured resource was the CD my husband and I listened to that helped soften our hearts and understand for the first time that addiction was a disease of the midbrain. Kevin McCauley, M.D, and Jim Clegg’s team at the “Institute For Addiction Study” are dedicated to helping families and professionals understand addiction. They have also produced a very popular DVD called, “Pleasure Unwoven”, that is being shown in many hospitals across the nation to people having surgeries that will warrant pain medication after surgery. The CD and DVD are listed below:
CD: “Disease 1, the disease model of addiction-part one for friends, family, employers”

DVD: “Pleasure Unwoven”, a personal journey about addiction by Kevin McCauley
Recovery Books
  1. Alcoholics Anonymous (nicknamed, The Big Book)
  2. Codependent No More, Melody Beatie
  3. He Did Deliver Me From Bondage, Colleen C. Harrison
  4. From Heartache to Healing, Colleen C. Harrison and her husband (This book is very helpful for wives who have husbands with pornography addiction.)
  5. He Restoreth My Soul, Donald L. Hilton Jr., MD (written by a neurosurgeon about how to overcome pornography and also does a great job explaining the disease of addiction). “Current research tells us that there is little difference in physical or chemical changes in the pleasure and control centers of the brain regardless of whether the addiction is ‘from a chemical or an experience’, as stated in the Journal of Science.”
  6. Bradshaw On: The Family, John Bradshaw
  7. How Al-Anon Works for Families and Friends of Alcoholics, Al-Anon Family Groups
  8. The 7 Habits of Highly Effective Families, Stephen R. Covey
  9. Feelings Buried Alive Never Die by Karol Kuhn Truman
  10. Charles Whitfield, Boundaries – Knowing, Honoring, protecting the Self
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