Recommended Reading


List of Resources

The Last High

By Daniel Kalla, Fiction: Addiction

Indigenous Relations, Insights, Tips and Suggestions to Make Reconciliation a Reality

By Bob Joseph & Cynthia F. Joseph, Indigenous/Aboriginal peoples

Reframing Organizations: Artistry, Choice and Leadership

By Lee G. Bolman, Terrence E. Deal, Leadership

Drink: The Intimate Relationship between Women and Alcohol

By Ann Dowsett Johnston, Non-fiction: Memoir

Five Little Indians

By Michelle Good, Fiction:Memoir

Leaders Eat Last

By Simon Sinek, Leadership

"Knowing or not knowing": Living as harm reductionists in Twelve Step recovery

By Kim Gannon, Emily Pasman, Lived experience

Broken: My Story of Addiction and Redemption

By William Cope Moyers, Non-fiction: Memoir


By Marian Keyes, Non-fiction: Memoir

MHCC-W2A Rainbow Youth Health Forum: Creating Safer for 2SLGBTQ+ Emerging Adults in Health Care

By Mental Health Commission of Canada and Wisdom2Action, Report

Harm Reduction: A new direction for drug policies and programs

By Patricia G. Erickson, Diane M. Riley, Yuet W. Cheung, Patrick A. O’Hare, Report

Recovery-Oriented Systems of Care (ROSC) Resource Guide

By SAMHSA, Report – Best Practices

Reconciliation Over Coffee: 30 things to Know About Indigenous Reconciliation

By Cheryl Matthew, Reconciliation

A Knock on the Door

By Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada, Report

Peer Recovery Support: Evolving Roles and Settings: A Literature Review

By Peer Recovery Center of Excellence, Report – Best Practices

Optomizing Recovery Funding, Peer Recovery Center of Excellence

By Peer Recovery Center of Excellence, Report – Best Practices

Bringing Recovery Supports to Scale Tehcnical Assistance Center Strategy

By SAMHSA, Report – Best Practices

A primer on recovery residences: Frequently asked questions

By National Association of Recovery Residences, Report – Best Practices

Honouring the Truth, Reconciling for the Future: Summary of the Final Report of the Truch and Reconciliation Commission of Canada

By Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada, Report – Call to Action

The Molecule of More

By Daniel Lieberman, Research and Theory

Core Competencies for Peer Workers in Behavioral Health Services

By SAMHSA, Report – Best Practices

Access Transforming Healthcare: A guide to Best Practices in LBGTIA+ Cultural Competency Training

By Whitman-Walker Institute and the National LGBT Cancer Network, Report – Best Practices

A Decade of Peer Culture, Support & Leadership: Igniting Behavioral Health Transformation in Philadelphia

By Philadelphia’s Dept. Of Behavioral Health and Intellectual disAbility Services, Report – Evidence Base Practice: Peer Support

Dopamine Nation

By Anna Lembke, Research and Theory

The Urge: Our History with Addiction

By Carl Erik Fisher, Research and Theory

The Biology of Desire: Why Addiction is Not a Disease

By Marc Lewis, Research and Theory

Research and Reconciliation

By Shawn Wilson, Andrea V. Breen, Lindsay DuPré, Research and Theory

Research is Ceremony: Indigenous Research Methods

By Shawn Wilson, Research and Theory

The Globalization of Addiction

By Bruce K. Alexander, Research and Theory

Decolonizing Data: Unsettling Conversations about Social Research Methods

By Jacqueline M. Quinless, Research and Theory

Decolonizing Methodologies: Research and Indigenous Peoples

By Linda Tuhiwai Smith, Research and Theory

The Hidden Life of Trees

By Peter Wohlleben, Tim Flannery, Research and Theory

The Pursuit of Oblivion: The Global History of Narcotics 1500-2000

By Richard Davenport Hines, Research and Theory

the Little Book of College Sobriety: Living Happy, Healthy and Free

By Susan Packard, Self help

The Myth of Normal

By Gabor Maté, Trauma

Broken Toys, Broken Dreams

By Terry Kellogg, Treatment modalities/approaches/clinical experience

Stay Sober Without God: The Practical 12 Steps to Long-Term Recovery from Alcohollism & Addictions

By Jeffrey Munn, Self help

The body keeps the score

By Bessel van der Kolk, Trauma

The Deepest Well

By Nadine Burke Harris, Trauma

Gift of Therapy

By Irvin Yalom, Treatment modalities/approaches/clinical experience

In the Realm of Hungry Ghosts

By Gabor Maté, Treatment modalities/approaches/clinical experience

Beyond Addiction: How Science and Kidness Help People Change

By Jeffrey Foote, Carrie Wilkens, Nicole Kosanke, Stephanie Higgs, Treatment modalities/approaches/clinical experience

Slaying the Dragon: The History of Addiction Treatment and Recovery in America

By William L. White, Treatment modalities/approaches/clinical experience

Recovery Allies: How to Support Addiction Recovery and Buld Recovery - Friendly Communities

By Alison Jones Webb, Treatment modalities/approaches/clinical experience

The unexpected joy of being sober

By Catherine Gray, Treatment modalities/approaches/clinical experience

Alcohol Problems in Native America: The Untold Story of Resistance and Recovery "The Truth About the Lie"

By William White, Don Coyhis, Treatment modalities/approaches/clinical experience

Recovery Rising: A Retrospective of Addiction Treatment and Recovery Advocacy

By William L. White, Treatment modalities/approaches/clinical experience

Supervision Essentials for the Practice of Compentency-Based Supervision

By Carol A. Falender, Treatment modalities/approaches/clinical experience

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