Read Feed: September is National Recovery Month

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Read Feed: September is National Recovery Month

Are you or someone you know recovering from an addiction or illness?  September is National Recovery Month.  Below are a selection of books relating to recovery.

How Healing Works by Wayne Jonas, M.D.
How do we get better? In this book, the author argues that most healing takes place outside of the doctor's office. Medicine and treatments have a smaller role in recovery. The author includes his experiences with patients from his 40 years of practice. You'll view how you recover from a different perspective.

Do You Believe in Magic? by Paul Offit, M.D.
Alternative medicines and treatments have become popular in recent years. However, not all of them are effective. The author explains the alternative treatments that do or don't work and why. He also looks at media celebrities who promote alternative medicine. You'll be better informed about your medical treatments.

A Parent's Guide to Teen Addiction by Laurence Westreich, M.D.
Is your teen is experiencing substance abuse or addiction? In this book, parents and guardians can learn the signs and symptoms, how to talk to the teen, where to go for help, and more. The author also includes his experiences with patients in the book. A glossary of terms follows the text.

The Anxiety Toolkit by Alice Boyes
If you have an anxiety disorder, you aren't alone. Over 40 million Americans are affected by anxiety and the symptoms vary by individual. The book provides practical tips of how you can manage anxiety in your personal and professional life.

Stuff: Compulsive Hoarding and the Meaning of Things by Randy Frost and Gail Steketee
When the authors started studying compulsive hoarding, they didn't realize that it was a wide spread disorder affecting many lives. The book is a result of their years of study. The authors discuss what it means to save, collect, and hoard. They also write about family members who were affected by compulsive hoarding. The book ends with resources about seeking professional help.

The 10 Best-Ever Depression Management Techniques by Margaret Wehrenberg
Depression affects more than how you feel--it can have physical, emotional, and mental effects.  In this book, the author explains that is important to understand your brain and its role in depression. You'll learn how to manage your depression and what treatments are available.  Appendices and additional resources follow the text.

You can find more about health related topics in the health databases available on the DC Public Library's GoDigital homepage.