Recommended books

The following books may be helpful to people seeking to stop drinking. Please email Mike Buchanan ( with details of other books you think should be added to the list.

Beck, Craig, 2017, Alcohol Lied to Me: The Intelligent Way to Escape Alcohol Addiction

Beck, Craig, 2017, Escaping The Evil Clown: The Alcohol Illusion

Grace, Annie, 2020, This Naked Mind: The myth-busting cult hit for anyone who wants to cut down their alcohol consumption (HQ)

Grey, Catherine, 2017, The Unexpected Joy of Being Sober: Discovering a happy, healthy, wealthy alcohol-free life (Aster)

Lewis, Marc, 2013, Memoirs of an Addicted Brain: A Neuroscientist Examines his Former Life on Drugs (PublicAffairs)

Lewis, Mark, 2016, The Biology of Desire: Why Addiction is Not a Disease (Scribe Publications)

Peele, Stanton, and Brodsky, Archie, 1991, The Truth About Addiction and Recovery (Simon & Schuster)

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