Be Engaged in a Good Book.

Books have a certain kind of magic that seems to work wonders for those of us on the path to success and progress.

Although it’s not exactly clear what it is about reading that helps us achieve these goals, it’s clear that there’s something special about this pastime that should not be overlooked.

Maybe it’s because when we’re on a path of recovery, we’re finally open to taking in the wisdom of another person, and there is infinite wisdom to be found within the pages of books.

One of the best things about reading is that it’s entirely up to you to decide what qualifies as a “good” book, and you can read at your own pace without worrying about keeping up with anyone else’s expectations. The goal is simply to read something each day, no matter how small or insignificant it may seem.

By incorporating reading into your daily routine, you’re not only investing in yourself but also opening yourself up to a world of knowledge and insights that can help you navigate through life’s challenges and obstacles with greater ease and clarity.

So why not start exploring the magic of books today and see what wisdom and inspiration you can discover?

A Time-Honored Night-time Sedative

It’s important to recognize that years or even decades of unhealthy living conditions can’t be reversed simply by removing the substance(s). Rather, we need to learn new healthy habits and practice them regularly in our daily lives. Many daily physiological functions are severely disrupted for us in recovery, and one of the most consistent and predictable disruptions is sleep.

Thankfully, there’s a simple and effective solution to this common complaint: regular nighttime reading. In fact, it’s a time-honored tradition that has been shown to help people fall asleep more easily and naturally. Not only does it provide a healthy and “normal” way to drift off, but it also has additional benefits for those in recovery.

In the early weeks and months of abstinence, we recommend focusing on books related to addiction and recovery. This is a great way to immerse ourselves in the issue at hand and help smooth out the initial misinformation and confusion that often surrounds these topics. If we’re participating in a twelve-step fellowship, the group can recommend relevant books to deepen our understanding of the condition as well.

We believe that small changes like regular nighttime reading can make a big difference in the recovery process. 


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“Let’s be reasonable and add an eighth day to the week that is devoted exclusively to reading.”

The Right Recommendation Makes All The Difference

So many great books. Here a few to start with:

We understand that every person’s recovery journey is unique, and we believe that books can be an essential tool in supporting that journey. Our coaches take pride in providing tailored book recommendations that are specifically catered to your needs.

We carefully assess where you are in the recovery process and identify when you might be ready for certain books. Our goal is to provide intentional and thoughtful recommendations that can help transform the way you think about yourself and your recovery.

We believe that the right book can be a powerful tool in shaping a person’s mindset and changing the trajectory of a life. That’s why we take our book recommendations seriously and work to ensure that each person is reading the right book at the right time.

Our dedication to providing personalized recommendations is part of what sets us apart at Reaction Recovery. We know that finding the right resources can be a crucial step in the recovery process, and we are committed to helping our clients access the tools and support they need to thrive.


In the realm of hungry ghosts - gabor mate


Man's Search for Meaning - Viktor Frankl


The Body Keeps the Score - Bessel van Der Kolk


The Biology of Desire - Marc Lewis


Unbroken Brain - Maia Szalavitz


Under the Influence - James Milan


The 4 Agreements - Don Miguel Ruiz


Power vs. Force - David Hawkins


Dopamine Nation - Anna Lembke


The Sermon on the Mount - Emmet Fox


The Power of Now - Eckhart Tolle


It didn't start with you - mark wolynn


drama of the gifted child - alice miller


not god - ernie kurtz


waking the tiger - peter levine


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