Quit Lit

We are the luckiest : the surprising magic of a sober life

McKowen, Laura, 1977- author
2020

"A memoir of alcohol addiction and recovery, written by a successful career woman who describes the joys and challenges of staying sober in a culture permeated by drinking"-- Provided by publisher.

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Alcohol Explained : understand why you drink and how to stop

Alcohol Explained : understand why you drink and how to stop

Porter, William, (Lawyer), author
2021

In Alcohol Explained William Porter develops his insight into the alcohol phenomenon, and provides the tools you need to retake control of your life for good. -- Amazon.com.

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Assess, rebuild, connect : creating a new life beyond addiction

Assess, rebuild, connect : creating a new life beyond addiction

2018

"Assess, Rebuild, Connect" is the comprehensive resource that guides you through the three phases of addiction recovery and into a life of sustained sobriety for yourself and your loved ones. Featuring reflection questions and room for written responses, plus real-life success stories to inspire and encourage, "Assess, Rebuild, Connect" provides a trusted companion through pre-treatment, treatment, and aftercare. You will be empowered to: ASSESS issues and obstacles and set realistic expectations about the journey ahead. REBUILD the most important parts of your life: trust in yourself, in others, and in the process ; self-respect and confidence; and coping skills for handling everyday ups and downs. CONNECT with the "real world" outside of addiction, repairing relationships and managing the challenges of maintaining lifelong sobriety. Based on decades of clinical experience, "Assess, Rebuild, Connect" is a down-to-earth tool for creating a new life beyond addiction - the life everyone deserves!

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Being sober : a step-by-step plan for getting to, getting through, and living in recovery

Being sober : a step-by-step plan for getting to, getting through, and living in recovery

Haroutunian, Harry L., author
2021

A physician and former director at the Betty Ford Center offers a realistic, step-by-step plan to conquer addiction and substance abuse, offering humor and compassion to those struggling to reclaim a life free from dependency.

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Easy way to quit cannabis : regain your drive, health, and happiness

Easy way to quit cannabis : regain your drive, health, and happiness

Carr, Allen, 1934-2006, author.
2022

Do you feel trapped by your addiction to cannabis? Is your motivation and lust for life being sapped by an obsession with your next joint? If so, then this book is for you.

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Friends, lovers, and the big terrible thing : a memoir

Friends, lovers, and the big terrible thing : a memoir

Perry, Matthew, 1969- author
2022

"The beloved star of Friends takes us behind the scenes of the hit sitcom and his struggles with addiction in this candid, funny, and revelatory memoir that delivers a powerful message of hope and persistence In an extraordinary story that only he could tell, Matthew Perry takes readers onto the soundstage of the most successful sitcom of all time while opening up about his private struggles with addiction. Candid, self-aware, and told with his trademark humor, Perry vividly details his lifelong battle with the disease and what fueled it despite seemingly having it all. Friends, Lovers, and the Big Terrible Thing is an unforgettable memoir that shares the most intimate details of the love Perry lost, his darkest days, and his greatest friends. Unflinchingly honest, moving, and hilarious: this is the book fans have been waiting for"-- Provided by publisher.

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High achiever : the shocking true story of one addict's double life

High achiever : the shocking true story of one addict's double life

Jenkins, Tiffany (Motivational speaker), author
2019

A raw and twisty page-turning memoir that reads like fiction, this memoir spans Tiffany Jenkins' life as an active opioid addict, her 120 days in a Florida jail and her eventual recovery. With heart-racing urgency and unflinching honesty, Jenkins takes you inside the grips of addiction and the desperate decisions it breeds.

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Kickass recovery : from your first year clean to the life of your dreams

Kickass recovery : from your first year clean to the life of your dreams

Manas, Billy, author
2020

"A guide to overcoming alcohol and drug addiction, written by a former addict. Drawing on the author's experience of recovery, the book encourages readers to stay sober by cultivating a positive, pragmatic mindset. Topics include setting manageable goals, finding inspiration, meditating, expressing gratitude, and avoiding toxic people."-- Provided by publisher.

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Never enough : the neuroscience and experience of addiction

Never enough : the neuroscience and experience of addiction

Grisel, Judith, author
2019

With more than one in every five people over the age of fourteen addicted, drug abuse has been called the most formidable health problem worldwide. Drawing on years of research--as well as personal experience as a recovered addict--researcher and professor Judy Grisel has reached a fundamental conclusion: for the addict, there will never be enough drugs. The brain's capacity to learn and adapt is seemingly infinite, allowing it to counteract any regular disruption, including that caused by drugs. One by one, Grisel shows how different drugs act on the brain, the kind of experiential effects they generate, and the specific reasons why each is so hard to kick. Grisel's insights lead to a better understanding of the brain's critical contributions to addictive behavior, and will help inform a more rational, coherent, and compassionate response to the epidemic in our homes and communities.

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Quit like a woman : the radical choice to not drink in a culture obsessed with alcohol

Quit like a woman : the radical choice to not drink in a culture obsessed with alcohol

Whitaker, Holly, author
2019

When Holly Whitaker decided to seek help after one too many benders, she embarked on a journey that led not only to her own sobriety, but revealed the insidious role alcohol plays in our society and in the lives of women in particular. Her resultant feminine-centric recovery program focuses on getting at the root causes that lead people to overindulge and provides the tools necessary to break the cycle of addiction, showing us what is possible when we remove alcohol and destroy our belief system around it.

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Recovery : freedom from our addictions

Recovery : freedom from our addictions

Brand, Russell, 1975- author
2017



Sober as F*** : my two year journey of rediscovery & self love

Sober as F*** : my two year journey of rediscovery & self love

Ordo, Sarah, author
2017

After landing in the hospital on May 24, 2015 because of an overdose, Sarah Ordo realized she had to make a huge decision. Continue partying and binge drinking, or change everything about her life. This is her personal memoir of her first two years of sobriety and facing sobering realities of her life before rebuilding it.

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Sober curious : the blissful sleep, greater focus, limitless presence, and deep connection awaiting us all on the other side of alcohol

Sober curious : the blissful sleep, greater focus, limitless presence, and deep connection awaiting us all on the other side of alcohol

Warrington, Ruby, author
2019

Inspiring, timely, and blame free, Sober Curious is both conversation starter and handbook-essential reading that empowers readers to transform their relationship with alcohol, so we can lead our most fulfilling lives.

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The sober diaries : the brave and brilliantly funny memoir that is changing lives

The sober diaries : the brave and brilliantly funny memoir that is changing lives

Pooley, Clare, author
2018

Clare Pooley is a Cambridge graduate and was a Managing Partner at one of the world's biggest advertising agencies, and yet by eighteen months ago she'd become an overweight, depressed, middle-aged mother of three who was drinking more than a bottle of wine a day, and spending her evenings Googling 'Am I an alcoholic?' In a desperate bid to turn her life around, she quit drinking and started a blog. She called it Mummy Was a Secret Drinker. This book is the story of a year in Clare's life. A year that started with her quitting booze having been drinking more than a bottle of wine every day. It sees her starting a hugely successful blog, then getting and beating breast cancer. By the end of the year she is booze free and cancer free, two stone lighter and with a life that is so much richer, healthier and more rewarding than ever before.

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The sober lush : a hedonist's guide to living a decadent, adventurous, soulful life--alcohol free

The sober lush : a hedonist's guide to living a decadent, adventurous, soulful life--alcohol free

Ward, Amanda Eyre, 1972- author
2020

"A sober hedonist's guide to living a decadent, wild, and soulful life--alcohol-free. In a culture where sipping "rosé all day" is seen as the epitome of relaxation, "grabbing a drink" the only way to network; and meeting at a bar the quintessential "first date," many of us are left wondering if drinking alcohol really is the only way to cultivate joy and connection in life. Jardine Libaire and Amanda Eyre Ward wanted to live spontaneous and luxurious lives, to escape the ordinary and enjoy the intoxicating. Their drinking, however, had started to numb them to the present moment instead of unlocking it. Ward was introduced to Libaire when she first got sober. As they became friends, the two women talked about how they yearned to create lives that were Technicolor, beautifully raw, connected, blissed out, and outside the lines . . . but how? In The Sober Lush, Libaire and Ward provide a road map for living a lush and sensual life without booze."-- Provided by publisher.

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The sober survival guide : how to free yourself from alcohol forever

The sober survival guide : how to free yourself from alcohol forever

Chapple, Simon, author
2019

I was a heavy daily drinker for over twenty years, I too used to believe that I couldn't live without alcohol, and that once I'd had a few drinks I was funny to be around (hilarious in fact). Are you too tired and fed up with the routine of drinking, and want to make a change and improve your life? Or you may simply be curious about how an alcohol-free life might look for you. Could it be better? Happier? Calmer? More peaceful? Perhaps you're already on the path to changing your relationship with booze and might have read other 'sober books' or taken part in programmes to help you quit. I want you to know you can do the same as me and find complete freedom from alcohol, and that you don't have to wait for years like I did. Also, I want to reassure you that alcohol addiction is never a person's fault, and that there's no need to blame yourself for finding it hard to give up. It honestly isn't as difficult as you might think, and this book will provide the support, tactics and advice you need as you progress on your sober journey.

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Soberful : uncover a sustainable, fulfilling life free of alcohol

Soberful : uncover a sustainable, fulfilling life free of alcohol

Valli, Veronica, author
2022

More and more people are interested in living a sober life. What was once considered boring or shameful for many who got sober, now is inspirational and gratifying. While there are many "quit lit" books out there that offer inspirational stories of those who decided to make the shift, many don't offer the "what next" for readers. How do we get sober? And how do we live sober? Veronica Valli shares just those tools in Soberful.

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Sobering : lessons learnt the hard way on drinking, thinking and quitting

Sobering : lessons learnt the hard way on drinking, thinking and quitting

Rice, Melissa, author
2021

Sobering is the story of an insecure teenager turned Liverpudlian party girl, schoolteacher turned alcoholic and now recovering alcoholic turned award-winning podcaster. Melissa's story is as dramatic as her unique voice, but her message is universal: mental health issues often drive vulnerable people to addiction and working on mental health and personal development can help recovery. Written with the expert help of rehab and addiction specialists, and with insights from other recovering alcoholics and addicts, Sobering covers everything from denial, isolation and shame to getting help and rebuilding relationships. This is a personal story with a mission: to help anyone worried about their drinking to understand themselves and move forward with wisdom to make that hardest decision of all to stay sober.

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Sunshine warm sober : unexpected sober joy that lasts

Sunshine warm sober : unexpected sober joy that lasts

Gray, Catherine, author
2021

As the millions who choose to stay sober now know, the propaganda around drinking and sobriety is wonky. Sober doesn't feel stony, or cold. Retired wreckhead Catherine Gray is now in her eighth sober year and has learnt a damn sight more. This book enlists the help of experts and case studies, turning a curious, playful gaze onto provocative questions. Is alcohol a parenting aid? Why are booze and cocaine such a horse and carriage? Once an addict, always an addict? How do you feel safe - from alcohol, others and yourself - in sobriety? Whether you're a dedicated boozehound, flirting with teetotaling, or already sober, this witty, gritty read may just change how you think about alcohol forever.

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The unexpected joy of being sober

The unexpected joy of being sober

Gray, Catherine, author.
2017

"Ever sworn off alcohol for a month and found yourself drinking by the 7th? Think there's 'no point' in just one drink? Welcome! There are millions of us. 64% of Brits want to drink less... Catherine Gray was stuck in a hellish whirligig of Drink, Make horrible decisions, Hangover, Repeat. She had her fair share of 'drunk tank' jail cells and topless-in-a-hot-tub misadventures. But this book goes beyond the binges and blackouts to deep-dive into uncharted territory: What happens after you quit drinking? This gripping, heart-breaking and witty book takes us down the rabbit-hole of an alternative reality. A life with zero hangovers, through sober weddings, sex, Christmases and breakups. In The Unexpected Joy of Being Sober, Catherine Gray shines a light on society's drink-pushing and talks to top neuroscientists and psychologists about why we drink, delving into the science behind what it does to our brains and bodies. Much more than a tale from the netherworld of addicted drinking, this book is about the escape, and why a sober life can be more intoxicating than you ever imagined."--Publisher description.

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