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10 books about addiction

Pick up one of these featured titles on addiction in May 2021.

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There are hundreds of books published on addiction. To save you time trying to find your next read, we pull together 10 of the most popular titles with updated prices for delivery to your door.

Chasing A Flawed Sun by Daniel McGhee

Category: Self-Help

This book was published 2 years ago by Bowker and takes approximately 15.3 hours to read.

High Achiever: The Incredible True Story of One Addict's Double Life by Tiffany Jenkins

Category: Codependency

This book was published 2 years ago by Harmony and takes approximately 12.8 hours to read.

A Piece of Cake: A Memoir by Cupcake Brown

Category: Black & African American

This book was published 14 years ago by Crown and takes approximately 16.0 hours to read.

Never Enough: the neuroscience and experience of addiction by Judith Grisel

Category: Self-Help

This book was published 2 years ago by Scribe UK and takes approximately 8.5 hours to read.

I Love You, More: Short Stories of Addiction, Recovery, and Loss From the Family's Perspective by Blake E. Cohen

Category: Self-Help

This book was published 2 years ago by Blake Cohen and takes approximately 3.9 hours to read.

Freedom Starts Today: Overcoming Struggles and Addictions One Day at a Time by John Elmore

Category: Self-Help

This book was published this year by Baker Books and takes approximately 9.1 hours to read.

What’s the Big Deal About Addictions?: Answers and Help for Teens by James J. Crist Ph.D.

Category: Drug & Alcohol Abuse

This book was published this year by Free Spirit Publishing and takes approximately 5.3 hours to read.

Recovery: Freedom from Our Addictions by Russell Brand

Category: Self-Help

This book was published 3 years ago by Picador and takes approximately 9.6 hours to read.

Unfu*k Yourself: Get Out of Your Head and into Your Life (Unfu*k Yourself series) by Gary John Bishop

Category: Happiness

This book was published 4 years ago by HarperOne and takes approximately 7.5 hours to read.

Unbroken Brain by Maia Szalavitz

Category: Self-Help

This book was published 4 years ago by Picador and takes approximately 11.7 hours to read.

We estimate total reading time by multiplying a book's page count by an average reading speed of 2 minutes per page. Summaries sourced from Google Books.

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