Suggested Reading

There are many valuable books on the topics of family recovery and addiction family therapy, codependency, anger and adult children of alcoholics. The larger bookstore chains carry many of these in their self-help sections, or they can be ordered through Internet bookstores such as

Our staff has contributed these suggested reading titles that they believe to be most helpful in the early stages of family addiction therapy & recovery:

Adult Children of Alcoholics

  • Adult Children of Alcoholics – Janet Woitiz
  • The Struggle for Intimacy – Janet Woitiz


  • Codependent No More – Melody Beattie
  • Beyond Codependency – Melody Beattie

Relationship Issues

  • Another Chance – Sharon Wegscheider-Cruse
  • Choice Making – Sharon Wegscheider-Cruse
  • Women Who Love Too Much – Robin Norwood


  • The Dance of Anger – Harriet Lerner
  • The Angry Book – Theodore Isaac Rubin

12 Steps

  • 12 Steps and Traditions – Al-Anon Publications
  • One Day At A Time – Al-Anon Publications
  • In All Our Affairs – Al-Anon Publications
  • The Big Book – Alcoholics Anonymous