Introduction to our Resources section

resourcesOver time, I’m going to build up a collection of resources that I consider to be valuable for helping people recover from addiction and mental health problems. High quality resources that help improve our systems of care will also be included.

Current resources include a selection of my favourite six books for helping people with their recovery journey, as well as a collection of links to peer support groups, e.g. 12-step groups like AA and NA, SMART Recovery, etc.

You can find a collection of articles on recovery by a favourite Wired In To Recovery blogger – Peapod’s Recovery Guide – as well as Jay’s online course based on mindfulness and cognitive behavioural therapy. On the latter page, Professor Mark Williams talks about mindfulness.

In a series of excellent film clips, recovery coach and NLP practitioner Beth Burgess talks about various aspects of recovery – Beth Burgess Recovery Guide.

And try out the first part of Michael Scott’s recovery recreation corner, a selection of Michael’s favourite songs related to addiction and recovery. He believes that people in early recovery need to keep busy, engaging in enjoyable and meaningful activities.

Finally, you can access four feature-length films about addiction and recovery to watch on YouTube, including When a Man Loves a Woman with Meg Ryan and Andy Garcia.