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Books About Addiction and Recovery

So many people wrestle daily with addiction. It is an illness that doesn’t just impact the person affected, but also everyone around them: family, friends, co-workers. While it seems like we’re finally moving more towards seeing addiction and recovery as medical issues to be treated rather than criminal issues to be punished, we still have a long way to go. Reading about people who’ve experienced addiction whether through fiction or memoir can be a powerful way to learn about how this challenging illness impacts the day-to-day lives of those affected. Check out these books that contain humanizing portrayals of people dealing with addiction and recovery and those who love them. And if you or someone you know are coping with addiction, here are some resources you can turn to: