What are the best books to cope with addiction ?

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    #1Improve Your Energy

    Improve Your Energy

    Improve Your Energy: Dealing With Problems is a non-fiction self-help inspirational book written by Jon Krakauer. This book is published on 25th December 2014 by Createspace.

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    Grace Mason
    Written on April 17, 2018
    "This is a refreshing way to look at problem solving. Instead of getting involved with programs, this books helps you form new coping mechanisms to deal with sobriety and mental health issues from a holistic point of view. I learned how to help myself from a physiological point of view, and I never would have done that without this book! Highly recommend!"
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    #210% Happier: How I Tamed the Voice in My Head, Reduced Stress Without Losing My Edge, and Found Self-Help That Actually Works - A True Story

    10% Happier: How I Tamed the Voice in My Head, Reduced Stress Without Losing My Edge, and Found Self-Help That Actually Works - A True Story
    10% Happier is a weird spiritual book because its author is someone who doesnt believe in "spiritual stuff". Its serious and mocking at the same time, and perhaps thats the key of its success.
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    Mildred Welch
    Written on April 12, 2018
    "This book is very interesting if you have an interest in meditation. It is funny at times and a very interesting read. It explains a persons battle with addiction and anxiety and I did not want to put the book down."
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    #3Meditation - Deep and Blissful

    Meditation - Deep and Blissful
    Meditation - Deep and Blissful is a non-fiction self-help book written by Sharon Rose Summers first published in 2013 by Austin & Goldenlight Publishing. 
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    Johnny Ward
    Written on April 22, 2018
    "I recently found myself struggling to remain clean from my addiction after a years struggle. A friend recommended I reach Meditation - Deep and Blissful, a book by Sharon Rose Summers that changed her life. She said she was able to find an inner peace that had alluded her her entire life, though at the time in the mental state I was in, I was skeptical. After reading the book however, I do feel as if i've changed and am somehow more in control of my life. It won't solve your problems for you, but it'll give you the strength you need to face them on your own."
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    #4A Distant Mirror: The Calamitous 14th Century

    A Distant Mirror:  The Calamitous 14th Century
    Barbara W. Tuchman—the acclaimed author of the Pulitzer Prize–winning classic The Guns of August—once again marshals her gift for character, history, and sparkling prose to compose an astonishing portrait of medieval Europe.
     
    The fourteenth century reflects two contradictory images: on the one hand, a glittering age of crusades, cathedrals, and chivalry; on the other, a world plunged into chaos and spiritual agony. In this revelatory work, Barbara W. Tuchman examines not only the great rhythms of history but the grain and texture of domestic life: what childhood was like; what marriage meant; how money, taxes, and war dominated the lives of serf, noble, and clergy alike. Granting her subjects their loyalties, treacheries, and guilty passions, Tuchman re-creates the lives of proud cardinals, university scholars, grocers and clerks, saints and mystics, lawyers and mercenaries, and, dominating all, the knight—in all his valor and “furious follies,” a “terrible worm in an iron cocoon.”
     


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    Alan Simmons
    Written on April 23, 2018
    "There's so much going on in this book that it was hard for me to keep up with it. If you have a short attention span, its not for you. But it is a great book."
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    #5A Path with Heart

    A Path with Heart

    A Path With Heart: A Guide Through the Perils and Promises of Spiritual Life is a guidebook on meditation written by Jack Kornfield about how to integrate Buddhist spirituality with the American way of thinking.

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    Jacqueline Lawson
    Written on April 17, 2018
    "Everyone deals with addiction or deals with having addicts in their life differently. My best friend recently divorced her alcoholic husband, and was looking for ways to find balance and understanding in her life. She said this book helped her tremendously. But it's not specifically for helping with addiction/understanding addiction. So I would use it as a supplement, not a primary guide."
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    #6A Testament of Devotion

    A Testament of Devotion

    A Testament of Devotion is a classic spiritual book that speaks of five compelling essays that remind us to put God's presence in the center of our lives. The novel simply states peace and stillness to empower our faith.

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    Olivia Salazar
    Written on April 16, 2018
    "As someone who has previously had a problem with addiction, this book will not help you. If you are struggling with religion and inner peace, this is the book for you, however unless your addiction involves being addicted to going to church or reading the bible, this is not your book."
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    #7A-Ma Alchemy of Love

    A-Ma Alchemy of Love

    A-Ma Alchemy of Love is a historical fiction book written by Natasa Nuit Pantovic. It was first published in 2016 by Artof4Elements. This spiritual book is set in the 17th century. 

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    Kimberly George
    Written on April 30, 2018
    "Beautiful read. I enjoyed the story, the history elements of it and more than everything, the style of writing. It is one of those books which leave me inspired; when I'm not reading I find myself thinking of it and when I finish reading, I find my thoughts referring back to it - for many days.."
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    #8Animal Man: The Coyote Gospel

    Animal Man: The Coyote Gospel

    Animal Man was the first work of a young Grant Morrison for DC. The character was hidden among the DC characters from the past and Morrison bring him back to live with a new identity and background, but what made this comic popular was the saga about the Coyote called The Coyote Gospel, in which Morrison explores the boundaries of fictions, creations, spiritual enlightenment and God. 

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    Timothy Gomez
    Written on April 17, 2018
    "Addiction can be the most challenging thing to overcome for anyone. In this comic, we learn much about how religion can help to overpower any addictions and give life new hope."
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    #9Anchored in Light

    Anchored in Light

    Anchored in Light is a self-help book by Carl Prude Jr. that tells the five major problems of this generation. This book will help readers determine how the crowded traffic of idea of today's generation affects the faith.  

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    Gabriel Mercado
    Written on April 25, 2018
    "This is a really good book for Christians wanting to refresh their relationship with God and live a more faithful life. However, it's not directly about coping with addiction. Since faith and addiction recovery are often connected, there is definitely a link, but again, it's not ostensibly about coping with addiction. If someone is looking for a book dealing directly with addiction, this is definitely not it. If someone wants a book about faith that is broadly applicable to life and challenges, this one is great."
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    #10Conscious Creativity

    Conscious Creativity

    Conscious Creativity; Mindfulness Meditations is a non-fiction self-help book written by Natasa Nuit Pantovic. It is first published in 2017 by Artof4Elements. 

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    Michael Sullivan
    Written on April 18, 2018
    "This book is about mindfulness, which has become an extremely important facet of basically all forms of therapy, recovery, and mental health treatment. Because of that this is a helpful, and possibly powerful, book in the hands of someone coping with addiction. But the ideas in the book have to be applied to everyone's unique situation as it's about mindfulness more generally, not specifically about coping with addiction. So be prepared to do some work to apply this book to the problem of addiction, as well as working on addiction in other, parallel ways. Still a good, truly helpful read."
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    #11Creativity: Unleashing the Forces Within

    Creativity: Unleashing the Forces Within

    Creativity: Unleashing the Forces Within by Osho is a self-help book originally published in November 1999 by the St. Martin's Griffin. Osho is a spiritual teacher with years of expertise in meditation and self-improvement.

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    Deborah Carter
    Written on April 14, 2018
    "I highly recommend this book for someone who wants a remedy to addiction or any kind of spiritual concerns. Osho is an author who specializes in igniting individual's intelligence, helping people to achieve a healthy body-mind relationship and living to one's full potential. He is an expert in helping people cope daily life situations by influencing creativity and innovation rather than taking the imitative and rule-bound behavior. Therefore, in reading this awesome book, one can progress and break whatever kind of addiction they are involved in."
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    #12Hidden Secrets: Attract Everything You Want

    Hidden Secrets: Attract Everything You Want

    Hidden Secrets: Attract Everything You Want by Carl Nagel is a self-help spellbook that teaches readers how to use ancient magic to draw money and success to them. It helps with passing exams and finding lost objects among others.

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    Thomas Jenkins
    Written on April 14, 2018
    "Great book to pick up for those struggling with addiction"
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