Reading great addiction memoirs about recovery can give you hope and remind you that you’re not alone. One of the hardest parts of life is feeling lonely. This feeling of isolation can lead to depression, or make hard times even harder. On the other hand, feeling connected to someone or feeling like someone understands what you’ve gone through can make you feel like everything is going to be okay—no matter how bad your situation. Empathy is one of the most powerful forces at work.
Life-Changing Addiction Memoirs You Should Read
I compiled a short list of powerful addiction memoirs to add to your reading list. Even if you aren’t in recovery, the struggles and emotions of these authors can help you feel less alone in this world.
In this poignant memoir, Mary Karr describes the depths of her alcoholism in gruesome detail, and shares the astonishing story of her recovery.
We All Fall Down: Living with Addiction
In this much-anticipated follow-up to the memoir Tweak, Nick Scheff tells all about his rocky recovery from heroin and crystal meth.
A Piece of Cake
This memoir follows the amazing story of Cupcake Brown’s recovery from, “the death of a parent, childhood abuse, rape, drug addiction, miscarriage, alcoholism, hustling, gangbanging, near-death injuries, drug dealing, prostitution, and homelessness.” Enough said.
The Heroin Diaries: A Year in the Life of a Shattered Rock Star
The Heroin Diaries spares no details in the story of Nikki Sixx (Motley Crue’s bass guitarist) and his fall from grace when heroin addiction took over his life.
Another Bullshit Night in Suck City
This memoir details the difficult and complex relationship between Nick Flynn and his formerly absent alcoholic father, who reenters Flynn’s life.
Dry is a New York Times best-selling memoir, Augusten Burroughs exposes the frightening roots of addiction. Addicted to a TV show? Burroughs talks about being hooked on “Bewitched” as a child, a show that exhibited an alcoholic husband among other things.
Addicted: Notes from the Belly of the Beast
This collection of essays by famous American and Canadian writers explores addiction from unique points of view, but with the same underlying theme— addiction has heartbreaking consequences.
Addiction Treatment at Morningside Recovery
As you can see from these memoirs, no one is alone in their addiction recovery journey. Morningside Recovery offers comprehensive drug addiction treatment programs that help our clients overcome a variety of addictions, including:
- Cocaine addiction rehab
- Crystal meth addiction treatment
- Ecstasy addiction treatment (MDMA)
- Heroin addiction treatment
- Kratom addiction treatment
If someone you know suffers from a substance addiction, then it’s time to reach out to Morningside Recovery today. Call us now at 855-631-2135 for more information on our programs and what we can do to help you or your loved ones.