This bibliography is almost exactly the one from the original Addictionary.

Alberti, Robert E. and Michael L. Emmons, 1982. Your Perfect Right. 9th ed. A good guide to assertive living. Amazon.

Alcoholics Anonymous, 4th ed., 2002. This is the basic text of AA, and of most Twelve-Step programs including Overeaters Anonymous. Highly recommended for all addicts. Amazon.

Alcoholics Anonymous Comes of Age: A Brief History of A.A., 1957. This is the history of AA as written by Bill W. It is of historical interest, but probably not as accurate as Pass It On.

Alternative to Enabling. Van Nuys, CA: Families Anonymous. This pamphlet presents the Families Anonymous view of enabling and suggestions for families and friends. Amazon

American Diabetes Assn and American Dietetic Assn, 1987.

Family Cookbook, Volume I. New York: Prentice Hall Press. ISBN 0-13-003915-2, $16.95. This cookbook and volumes 2 and 3 below are easily adaptable to healthy food plans. Each recipe gives its nutritional information.

_____, 1984. Family Cookbook, Volume 2. Englewood Cliffs, NJ: Prentice-Hall, Inc. ISBN 0-13-024910-6, $15.95.

_____, 1987. Family Cookbook, Volume 3. New York: Prentice Hall Press. ISBN 0-13-004145-9, $16.95.

As Bill Sees It, 1967. New York: Alcoholics Anonymous World Services, Inc. ISBN 0-916856-03-8. A good collection of brief letters and other short works reflecting the thoughts of AA’s cofounder.

Bass, Ellen and Laura Davis, 1988. The Courage to Heal. New York: Harper 8: Row. ISBN 0-06-096234-8. A helpful guide for identifying and healing sexual abuse.

Beattie, Melody, 1987. Codependent No More, Center City, MN: Hazelden. ISBN 0-89486-402-5. Comprehensive, somewhat wordy, includes just about everything people are placing under the umbrella of codependency.

_____, 1990. Codepenclents’ Guide to the Twelve Steps. New York: Prentice Hall Press, ISBN 0-13-140054-1, $9.95. Offers explanations of each of the Steps and suggestions for activities relating to them.

Benson, Herbert, MD, 1975. The Relaxation Response. New York: William Morrow and Co. ISBN 0-688-02955-8. Classic treatise on the physiological background of relaxation therapy.

Bittersweet: For Those in Other Twelve Step Programs, 1988. Baltimore, MD. Survivors of Incest Anonymous. This pamphlet describes the similarities and differences between the approach of SIA and other self-help groups.

Bloch, Douglas, 1988. Words that Heal. Portland, OR: Pallas Communications. ISBN 0-929671-00-7, $9.95. Simple introduction to the use of affirmations in your own personal growth.

Blume, Sue, 1990. Secret Survivors: Uncovering Incest and Its Aftereffects in Women. New York: John Wiley & Sons. ISBN 0-345-36979-3, $4.95. A very professional yet compassionate book arising from the author’s work with incest survivors.

Body, Mind, and Spirit, 1990. Park Ridge, IL: Parkside Publishing Corp. ISBN 0-942421-29-9. Meditation book that brings together physical, mental, and spiritual healing.

Booth, Fr. Leo, 1991. When God Becomes a Drug: Breaking the Chains of Religious Addiction and Abuse. Los Angeles: Jeremy P. Tarcher. ISBN 0-87477-657-0, $18.95. A good description of religious addiction including some useful suggestions for recovery.

Bradshaw, John, 1988. Healing the Shame that Binds You. Deerfield Beach, FL: Health Communications. ISBN 0-932194-86-9, $9.95. Says that shame is the core problem with all addictions (and everything else) and offers strategies for resolution.

Brooks, Cathleen, 1987. The Twelve Steps: For Adult Children of Alcoholics. Indianapolis, IN: Access. Set of two audio-cassette tapes, catalog no. A-201 1, $16.95. Very good presentation outlining why the Steps are so difficult for ACOAs.

Carnes, Patrick, 1983. Out of the Shadows: Understanding Sexual Addiction. Minneapolis: CompCare Publishers. ISBN 0-89638-086-6, $9.95. Excellent resource for sex addiction.

_____, 1991. Don’t Call It Love. New York: Bantam. ISBN 0-553-07236-6, $19.95. First major scientific study of sexual addiction — includes study result as well as advice from addicts and coaddicts.

Cocores, James, MD, 1990. The 800-Cocaine Book of Drug and Alcohol Recovery. New York: Villard Books. ISBN 0-394-57404-4, $18.95. A fairly comprehensive guide to contemporary treatment for alcohol and drugs, based on the experience of the Medical Director of Fair Oaks Hospital Outpatient Recovery Centers.

Cohen, Sidney, MD, 1988. The Chemical Brain: the Neurochemistry of Addictive Disorders. Irvine, CA. CareInstitute. ISBN 0-917877-02-0, $8.95. Excellent source for technical information about the physical aspects of addiction.

Directory of Eating Disorders Programs, Therapists, and Services, 7th ed., June 1992. Palm Bay, FL: Center Publishing, $30.00. An update for those who have purchased previous editions is $20.00. This is the only known source for a listing of programs and professionals specializing in eating disorders. Mailing labels are also available. New editions will be produced semiannually. Out of print.

Dr. Bob and the Good Oldtimers, 1980. New York: Alcoholics Anonymous World Services, Inc. ISBN 0-916856-07-0. Gives a good appreciation of Dr. Bob’s contribution to the founding of AA. Along with Pass It On, gives the roots of the AA program.

Ebbitt, Joan, 1987a. The Eating Illness Workbook. Park Ridge, IL: Parkside Medical Services Corp. ISBN O-942421-00-0. Helpful activities for physical, emotional, mental, and spiritual recovery, especially if shared with a therapist or a group of recovering people.

_____, 1987b. Spinning: Thought Patterns of Compulsive Eaters. Park Ridge, IL. Parkside Publishing Corp. ISBN 0-942421-01-9, pamphlet. Relates to the mental aspects of food addiction.

_____, 1989. Tomorrow, Monday, or New Years Day: Emerging Issues in Eating Disorder Recovery. Park Ridge, IL: Parkside Publishing Corp. ISBN 0-942421-21-3. Good introductory book for eating disorders. Includes consequences, recovery, and life issues.

Emotions Anonymous, 1978. St Paul, MN: Emotions Anonymous Intl. ISBN 0-960735-60-7. The “Big Book” for EA.

Fields, Rick, et al., 1984. Chop Wood Carry Water: A Guide to Finding Spiritual Fulfillment in Everyday Life. Los Angeles: Jeremy P. Tarcher. ISBN 0-87477-209-5, $11.95. A great source for spiritual explorations.

Gawain, Shakti, 1978. Creative Visualizations. Mill Valley, CA: Whatever Publishing. ISBN 0-931432-02-2, $7.95. Description of ways to use visualization, affirmation, and mental imagery to help bring about positive changes in your life.

Hampshire, Elizabeth, 1988. Freedom from Food. Park Ridge, IL: Parkside Publishing Co. ISBN 0-942421-04-3. Stories of people with good recovery from compulsive overeating.

Harrison, Marvel and Catharine Stewart-Roache, 1989. attrACTIVE Woman. Park Ridge, IL: Parkside Publishing Corp. ISBN 0-942421-07-8, $8.95. An excellent guide to activity and exercise, with common sense suggestions for getting and staying physically active. It also integrates emotional and spiritual aspects of recovery. People who believe they are especially sensitive to certain foods, like sugar, may be uncomfortable with chapter 4, on food.

Hendricks, Gay and Kathlyn Hendricks, 1985. Centering and the Art of Intimacy. Englewood Cliffs, NJ: Prentice-Hall, Inc. ISBN 0-13-122250-3, $6.95. Basic book with practical ideas for improving personal relationships.

Hollis, Judi, 1985. Fat Is a Family Affair. Center City, MN: Hazelden. ISBN 0-89486-263-4. Classic best-selling book on food addiction and one of the few that deals with the family aspects.

“Integrated Services for the Dually-Diagnosed Client.” Addiction 59 Recovery (ISSN 0899-8043), June 1990, 36-39.

Jellinek, E. M., 1960. The Disease Concept of Alcoholism. New Haven, CT. College and University Press. A classic in the development of the disease model for alcoholism.

Johnson, Craig and Mary E. Connors, 1987. The Etiology and Treatment of Bulimia Nervosa: A Biopsychosocial Perspective. New York: Basic Books, Inc. ISBN 0-465-02092-5. Good academic coverage of the treatment of bulimia.

Johnson, Vernon E., 1980. I’ll Quit Tomorrow, revised edition. New York: Harper & Row. ISBN 0-06-250430-4. Classic book on chemical dependency and the technique of intervention. ‘

Katahn, Martin, 1989. The T-Factor Diet. New York: W. W. Norton 8c Co. ISBN 0-393-02693-0, $18.95. Excellent explanations of the role of fats and exercise in weight management. Ignores the addiction, however.

Katherine, Anne, 1991. Anatomy of a Food Addiction. New York: Prentice Hall Press/Parkside. ISBN 0-13-035031-1. Order Number 6915. Explains the chemical reactions in the brain that interact with emotional conflict to make food like a drug.

_____, 1991. Boundaries. Park Ridge, IL: Parkside Publishing Corp. ISBN 0-942421-3 1-0. A guide for discovering and protecting personal boundaries in relationships.

Kellermann, Joseph L., 1977. Grief: A Basic Reaction to Alcoholism. Center City, MN: Hazelden. ISBN 0-89486-037-2. Booklet describes losses from the disease of alcoholism. Includes good suggestions for overcoming grief.

Kolodny, Nancy J., 1987. When Food’s a Foe: How to Confront and Conquer Eating Disorders. Boston: Little, Brown & Co. ISBN 0-316-50180-8. Written especially to help teenagers confront and conquer anorexia and bulimia. Has helpful physical and psychological suggestions. ‘

Kurtz, Ernest, 1979. Not-God: A History of Alcoholics Anonymous. Center City, MN: Hazelden. ISBN 0-89486-065-8. An excellent philosophical look at the development of AA.

_____, 1981. Shame and Guilt: Characteristics of the Dependency Cycle. Center City, MN: Hazelden. ISBN 0-89486-132-8. Applies the concepts of shame and guilt to addiction.

The Language of the Heart, 1988. New York: The AA Grapevine, Inc. ISBN 0-933685-16-5. A collection of odds and ends that Bill W wrote in the AA Grapevine. It is excellent material, highly recommended.

Lerner, Harriet Goldhor, 1985. The Dance of Anger: A Woman’s Guide to Changing the Patterns of Intimate Relationships. New York: Harper 85 Row. ISBN 0-06-09I356-8, $8.95.

Living Sober, 1975. New York: Alcoholics Anonymous World Services. ISBN 0-916856-04-6.

Lovern, john D., 1988. “The Cyclic Eating Disorders: A Unified Eating Disorders Theory.” Paper presented at the Eating Disorders Institute, July 1988, at Rollins College, Winter Park, Florida.

MacMahon, Alice, 1990. Women and Hormones. Maitland, FL: Family Publications. ISBN 0-931128-03-X. Focuses on premenstrual syndrome (PMS) with explanations and treatment options.

Madara, Edward and Abigail Meese, eds., 1990. The Self-Help Sourcebook: Finding and Forming Mutual Aid Self-Help Groups, Third Edition. Denville, N]: Saint Clares-Riverside Medical Center. ISSN: 8756-1425. Listings of hundreds of self-help groups on all subjects, not just Twelve-Step groups. Compiled and published by the American Self-Help Clearinghouse.

Matthews, Ruth H., Pamela R. Pehrsson, and Mojgan Farhat-Sabet, 1987. Sugar Content of Selected Foods: Individual and Total Sugars. U.S. Department of Agriculture, Human Nutrition Information Service, Home Economics Research Report no. 48, $2.00.

May, Rollo, 1972. Power and Innocence: A Search for the Sources of Violence. New York: W W Norton 8c Co. ISBN 0-393-01065-1, $7.95. A deep philosophical book about violence and power. Useful model about types of power.

Mellody, Pia, 1989. Facing Codependence: What It Is, Where It Comes from, How It Sabotages Our Lives. San Francisco: Harper & Row. ISBN 0-06-250589-0, $10.95. Detailed model of how codependency can be traced back to childhood, resulting from a broad range of emotional, spiritual, intellectual, physical, and sexual abuses. Recovery involves reparenting oneself.

Milkman, Harvey B. and Stanley G. Sunderwirth, 1987. Craving for Ecstasy: The Consciousness and Chemistry of Escape. Lexington, MA: D. C. Heath and Company. ISBN 0-669-15281-1, $12.95. A very interesting mix of neurotransmitter research and theory about addictions.

Miller, Caroline Adams, 1988. My Name Is Caroline. New York: Doubleday. ISBN 0-385-24208-5. Bestselling story of one woman’s struggle and recovery from ' bulimia. Good book to give bulimics and their families to understand the disease and encourage hope for recovery.

Narcotics Anonymous, 1984. Van Nuys, CA: Narcotics Anonymous World Service Office. ISBN 0-912075-02-3. This is the “Big Book” for NA.

Norwood, Robin, 1985. Women Who Love Too Much. New York: Pocket Books. ISBN 0-671-62049-5, $4.50. The book that brought romance addiction to popular attention.

Overeaters Anonymous, 1980. Torrance, CA: Overeaters Anonymous, Inc. This is the “Brown Book” with information and stories that resemble those in the Big Book of AA.

Pass It On: The Story of Bill Wilson and How the A.A. Message Reached the World, 1984. New York: Alcoholics Anonymous World Services, Inc. ISBN 0-916856-12-7. Excellent book for AA history and for understanding how the Twelve-Step recovery program came about. Highly recommended, especially in combination with Dr. Bob and the Good Oldtimers.

Peck, M. Scott, MD, 1978. The Road Less Traveled: A New Psychology of Love, Traditional Values and Spiritual Growth. New York: Simon and Schuster, Touchstone Books. ISBN 0-671-25067-1, $5.95. A modern classic. Bestselling book that integrates psychology and spirituality. Helpful discussions about love, balance, and grace.

_____, 1987. The Different Drum: Community Making and Peace. New York: Simon and Schuster. ISBN 0-671-60192-X, $16.95. Excellent discussion about community making. Many abstract philosophical concepts, but helpful ideas for understanding the success of an AA or OA community.

Peele, Stanton, 1989. Diseasing of America: Addiction Treatment Out of Control. Lexington, MA: Lexington Books. ISBN 0-669-20015-8, $19.95. A general indictment of the addiction model and addiction treatment programs. Has some valid criticisms but goes overboard in the opposite direction. Not recommended for addicts in early recovery.

Pennington, Jean A. T., PhD, RD, 1989. Food Values of Portions Commonly Used, 15th ed. New York: Harper 8c Row. ISBN 0-06-096364-6, $12.95. Very useful and very complete for determining nutritional values of most foods.

Powell, John, SJ, 1969. Why Am I Afraid to Tell You Who I Am? Niles, IL: Argus Communications. ISBN 0-913592-02-1, $2.75. Appealing, short book on self-awareness, personal growth, and interpersonal communications. Easy to understand.

Sagan, Carl, 1977. Dragons of Eden: Speculations on the Evolution of Human Intelligence. New York: Ballantine Books. ISBN 0-345-32508-7. Interesting source for the model of the triune brain, which helps explain human emotions.

Schaeffer, Brenda, 1986. Love Addiction: Help Yourself Out. Center City, MN: Hazelden. ISBN 0-89486-383-5, $1.50. This is one of a series of booklets to help recovering addicts identify unhealthy relationships and find tools for developing healthy relationships.

Sharing Recovery through Gamblers Anonymous, 1984. Los Angeles: Gamblers Anonymous Publishing. ISBN 0-917839-00-5. The “Big Book” for GA.

Small, Jacquelyn, 1982. Transformers: The Therapists of the Future. Marina del Rey, CA: DeVorss 8c Co. ISBN 0-87516-529-X. Good for therapists interested in seeing their clients grow out of old patterns without professional interference.

Smedes, Lewis B., 1984. Forgive & Forget: Healing the Hurts We Don’t Deserve. New York: Pocket Books. ISBN 0-671-60711-1, $3.95. Describes forgiveness as a process, not just as an event. Very useful for those snarled in resentments.

Twelve Steps and Twelve Traditions (12&12), 1952. New York: Alcoholics Anonymous World Services, Inc. ISBN 0-916856-01-1. Good description of the Steps and the Traditions. A must for any addiction recovery.

Valette, Brett, 1988. A Parent’s Guide to Eating Disorders: Prevention and Treatment of Anorexia Nervosa and Bulimia. New York: Walker Publishing Co. ISBN 0-8027-1040-9, $18.95. A good, helpful guide for parents.

Webster’s Medical Desk Dictionary, 1986. Springfield, MA; Merriam-Webster, Inc. ISBN 0-87779-025-6.

Wegscheider-Cruse, Sharon, 1985. Choice-Making: For Co-dependents, Adult Children and Spirituality Seekers. Pompano Beach, FL: Health Communications, Inc. ISBN 0-932194-26-5. Helpful for changing behavior and making better choices in recovery, and for getting out of old patterns.

_____, 1989. The Miracle of Recovery: Healing for Addicts, Adult Children and Co-Dependents. Deerfield Beach, FL: Health Communications, Inc. ISBN l-55874-024-4. Has lots of personal history and some interesting ideas about recovery.

Williams, Margery, 1981. The Velveteen Rabbit. Philadelphia: Running Press. ISBN 0-89-471-l28-8, $3.95. Charming analogy about how love makes us become real.

Woititz, Janet Geringer, 1983. Adult Children of Alcoholics. Hollywood, FL: Health Communications, Inc. ISBN 0-932 194-15-X. Excellent descriptions and prescriptions for overcoming the deficits resulting from growing up in an addictive family.

Wurtman, Judith J., 1986. Managing Your Mind & Mood through Food. New York: Harper & Row. ISBN O-O6-097l38-X, $7.95. Good information about the moodifier effect of carbohydrates and protein, but sometimes reminds us of Timothy Leary talking about LSD.

Yoder, Barbara, 1990. The Recovery Resource Book. New York: Fireside. ISBN 0-671-66873-0, $12.95. An excellent resource for organizations and information relating to recovery from all addictions.

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