Share the power of long-term recovery. If you are in recovery, a family member, friend or ally of someone in recovery, we want to hear your recovery story!
Faces & Voices of Recovery's book page
has information on many of the growing number of recovery-related publications. Itís a work in progress, so please let us know of other books that you think we should include. Check it out!
Join us for our April book club discussion on "Second Chances: Top Executives Share Their Stories of Addiction and Recovery"!
Join the author of "Second Chances: Top Executives Share Their Stories of Addiction and Recovery" Gary Stromberg in an online discussion through the month of April! What can we learn from the people Stromberg interviewed in the book? What themes emerged? Be the first person in April to post a message on our online discussion board! Stromberg will directly answer all your questions.
We’ve been hearing from advocates around the country who want to read and discuss books together that are important to the recovery community and our recovery advocacy movement. Through online conversation and the exchange of ideas, we hope that the Book Club will expand our growing advocacy network, strengthening our movement.
Submit a book to be considered as a book club selection! Please note that any books that have previously been submitted will be automatically considered again for the next selection.
About Our Online Book Club
Writings about long-term recovery.
Books or stories about the power and proof of long-term recovery that cover how recovery has made a difference in people’s lives; what barriers people faced and how they overcame them; and, what their lives are like in long-term recovery. Faces & Voices of Recovery believes that it’s important to strengthen dialogue about the reality of long-term recovery- both its benefits and challenges.
Building our advocacy movement.
Books about mobilizing, organizing and advocacy that will further recovery organizing that may or not come from the recovery movement, but have lessons that are easily applied or analogous to our movement. For example, how to speak out; work with policymakers and the media; build and deliver a message, and more.
- Anyone can submit a book for the Book Club at any time. Books should fit into one of our book club themes to be considered.
- A Faces & Voices committee will review the suggestions and select the book to be discussed.
- The selection will be announced in the eNewsletter and readers will have one month to read the book before the month-long online conversation begins.
- The online discussion will be moderated and facilitated by Faces & Voices.
Submit your suggestion for books to be discussed at any time by filling out our book submission form. Every two months a new book will be chosen and announced.
January 1 - 31:
- Read Moments of Clarity, Voices from the Front Lines of Addiction and Recovery by Christopher Kennedy Lawford.
- Discuss Moments of Clarity online.
- Begin reading America Anonymous: Eight Addicts in Search of a Life by Benoit Denizet-Lewis.
March 1- 31:
- Discuss America Anonymous online.
- Begin reading SECOND CHANCES: Top Executives Share Their Stories of Addiction and Recovery by Gary Stromberg.
April 1- 30:
- Discuss Second Chances online.
- Begin reading the next book club selection.
An online discussion board will begin on November 1st until November 31st to allow for open discussion of Rescued Lives: The Oxford House Approach to Substance Abuse (2008), by Leonard A Jason, Bradley D. Olson, and Karen Foli.
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