HAMS: Harm Reduction for Alcohol

HAMS Recommended Reading


The HAMS Handbook

How to Change Your Drinking: a Harm Reduction Guide to Alcohol
by Kenneth Anderson
Also available as a Kindle eBook


Unbroken Brain: A Revolutionary New Way of Understanding Addiction
by Maia Szalavitz
Also available as a Kindle eBook

This Naked Mind: Control Alcohol: Find Freedom, Rediscover Happiness & Change Your Life
by Annie Grace
Also available as a Kindle eBook

The Biology of Desire: Why Addiction Is Not a Disease
by Marc Lewis
Also available as a Kindle eBook

Chasing the Scream: The First and Last Days of the War on Drugs
by Johann Hari
Also available as a Kindle eBook

Come Back When You're Sober: In Conjunction With Dual Diagnosis Ireland [Kindle eBook]
by Valerie Farragher

Beyond Addiction: How Science and Kindness Help People Change
by Jeffrey Foote, Carrie Wilkens, Nicole Kosanke and Stephanie Higgs
Also available as a Kindle eBook

Recover!: Stop Thinking Like an Addict and Reclaim Your Life with The PERFECT Program
by Stanton Peele and Ilse Thompson
Also available as a Kindle eBook

The Sober Truth: Debunking the Bad Science Behind 12-Step Programs and the Rehab Industry
by Lance Dodes and Zachary Dodes
Also available as a Kindle eBook

Her Best-Kept Secret: Why Women Drink-And How They Can Regain Control
by Gabrielle Glaser
Also available as a Kindle eBook


How to Change Your Drinking: a Harm Reduction Guide to Alcohol
by Kenneth Anderson, Introduction by Patt Denning, Preface by G. Alan Marlatt
Also available as a Kindle eBook

Over the Influence: The Harm Reduction Guide for Managing Drugs and Alcohol
by Patt Denning, Jeannie Little, Adina Glickman.
also available as a Kindle eBook


Effective Addiction Treatment: The Minnesota Alternative
by Paula DeSanto

Practicing Harm Reduction Psychotherapy, Second Edition: An Alternative Approach to Addictions
by Patt Denning, Jeannie Little

Harm Reduction Psychotherapy: A New Treatment for Drug and Alcohol Problems
by Andrew Tatarsky


From Death Do I Part: How I Freed Myself From Addiction
by Amy Lee Coy

Living Sober Sucks! (but living drunk sucks more)
by Mark A. Tuschel


The Cure for Alcoholism: The Medically Proven Way to Eliminate Alcohol Addiction
by Roy Eskapa.


AA: Not the Only Way--Your One Stop Resource Guide to 12-Step Alternatives--Second Edition
by Melanie Solomon

Handbook of Alcoholism Treatment Approaches (3rd Edition)
by Reid K Hester and William R Miller

Alternatives to Abstinence: A New Look at Alcoholism and the Choices in Treatment
by Heather Ogilvie

Sober for Good: New Solutions for Drinking Problems -- Advice from Those Who Have Succeeded
by Anne M. Fletcher


Coming to Harm Reduction Kicking & Screaming: Looking for Harm Reduction in a 12-Step World
by Dee-Dee Stout

Practicing Harm Reduction Psychotherapy: An Alternative Approach to Addictions
by Patt Denning

Harm Reduction: Pragmatic Strategies for Managing High-Risk Behaviors
by G. Alan Marlatt

In the Realm of Hungry Ghosts: Close Encounters with Addiction
by Gabor Mate


Powerless No Longer: Reprogramming Your Addictive Behavior
by Peter W. Soderman

The Small Book (Rational Recovery Systems)
by Jack Trimpey; introduction by Albert Ellis.

Goodbye Hangovers, Hello Life: Self Help for Women
by Jean Kirkpatrick

Alcohol: How to Give It Up and Be Glad You Did
by Philip Tate
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Breaking Addiction: A 7-Step Handbook for Ending Any Addiction
by Lance Dodes

When AA Doesn't Work For You: Rational Steps to Quitting Alcohol
by Albert Ellis And Emmett Velten

Overcoming Your Alcohol, Drug & Recovery Habits
by James DeSena
You can also order this book directly from our friends at See Sharp Press

The Easy Way to Stop Drinking
by Allen Carr

Sex, Drugs, Gambling & Chocolate: A Workbook for Overcoming Addictions
by A. Thomas Horvath.

Seven Weeks to Sobriety: The Proven Program to Fight Alcoholism through Nutrition
by Joan Mathews Larson

Potatoes Not Prozac: Solutions for Sugar Sensitivity
by Kathleen DesMaisons

How to Quit Drinking Without AA, Revised 2nd Edition: A Complete Self-Help Guide
by Jerry Dorsman

You've been lied to... The UNTOLD truth about mainstream alcohol and addiction treatment programs and the SECRETS on how to eliminate the problem for good. (Volume 1)
by Hank Hayes


Take Control of Your Drinking...And You May Not Need to Quit
by Michael S. Levy

Seven Weeks to Safe Social Drinking: How to Effectively Moderate Your Alcohol Intake
by D.J. Cornett.

Saying when: How to quit drinking or cut down : an ARF self-help book
by Martha Sanchez-Craig

How to Control Your Drinking (The Self-management psychology series)
by William R Miller; Ricardo F Munoz

Drink Wise: How to Quit Drinking or Cut Down
by Martha Sanchez-Craig

A Therapist's Manual: Secondary Prevention of Alcohol Problems
by Martha Sanchez-Craig

Responsible Drinking: A Moderation Management Approach for Problem Drinkers
by Frederick Rotgers, Marc F. Kern, & Rudy Hoeltzel.


Get Your Loved One Sober: Alternatives to Nagging, Pleading, and Threatening.
by Robert J. Meyers and Brenda L. Wolfe


Buzz: The Science and Lore of Alcohol and Caffeine
by Stephen Braun

Drug, Set, and Setting: The Basis for Controlled Intoxicant Use
by Norman Zinberg

Buzzed: The Straight Facts about the Most Used and Abused Drugs from Alcohol to Ecstasy, Fully Revised and Updated Second Edition
by Cynthia Kuhn, et al

Drug Crazy : How We Got into This Mess and How We Can Get Out
by Mike Gray

Drink: A Social History of America
by Andrew Barr

Gin: The Much Lamented Death of Madam Geneva the Eighteenth Century Gin Craze
by Patrick Dillon

Out of It: A Cultural History of Intoxication
by Stuart Walton

From Chocolate to Morphine: Everything You Need to Know About Mind-Altering Drugs
by Andrew Weil and Winifred Rosen

Slaying the Dragon: The History of Addiction Treatment and Recovery in America
by William L. White

When Religion Is an Addiction
by Robert N. Minor


Changing for Good: A Revolutionary Six-Stage Program for Overcoming Bad Habits and Moving Your Life Positively Forward
by James O. Prochaska, John C. Norcross, Carlo C. DiClemente.

Motivational Interviewing, Second Edition: Preparing People for Change
by William R Miller; Stephen Rollnick

How to Stubbornly Refuse to Make Yourself Miserable about Anything: Yes Anything!
by Albert Ellis.

A Guide to Rational Living
by Albert Ellis And Robert A. Harper

Handbook of Rational-Emotive Therapy
by Albert Ellis And Russell Grieger

Feeling Good: The New Mood Therapy Revised and Updated
by David D. Burns ; Pref. By Aaron T. Beck

The Feeling Good Handbook
by David D. Burns

Mind Over Mood: Change How You Feel by Changing the Way You Think
by Dennis Greenberger

Learned Optimism: How to Change Your Mind and Your Life
by Martin E. Seligman

Anatomy of an Epidemic: Magic Bullets, Psychiatric Drugs, and the Astonishing Rise of Mental Illness in America
by Robert Whitaker

Self-Compassion: Stop Beating Yourself Up and Leave Insecurity Behind
by Kristin Neff

The Mindfulness Solution: Everyday Practices for Everyday Problems
by Ronald D. Siegel

The Heroic Client: A Revolutionary Way to Improve Effectiveness Through Client-Directed, Outcome-Informed Therapy
by Barry L. Duncan, Scott D. Miller, Jacqueline A. Sparks


The Enchiridion (The Library of Liberal Arts, 8)
by Epictetus translated by Thomas Wentworth Higginson
Also available here as a free Ebook

Tao te Ching
by Lao Tze translated by Stan Rosenthal
Available here as a free Ebook


Addiction Is a Choice
by Jeffrey A. Schaler

Diseasing of America: How We Allowed Recovery Zealots and the Treatment Industry to Convince Us We Are Out of Control
by Stanton Peele

Resisting 12-Step Coercion: How to Fight Forced Participation in AA, NA, or 12-Step Treatment
by Stanton Peele, Ph.D, J.D. And Charles Bufe With Archie Brodsky
Also available here as a free Ebook

Truth About Addiction and Recovery
by Stanton Peele, Archie Brodsky, With Mary Arnold

Heavy Drinking: The Myth of Alcoholism as a Disease
by Herbert Fingarette

Alcoholics Anonymous Cult Or Cure
by Charles Bufe
Also available here as a free Ebook

The Real AA: Behind the Myth of 12-Step Recovery
by Ken Ragge
Also available here as a free Ebook

12-Step Horror Stories: True Tales of Misery, Betrayal, and Abuse in AA, NA, and 12-Step Treatment
by Rebecca Fransway
Also available here as a free Ebook


Sober is the New Black: A Then and Now Account of Life Beyond Booze
by Rachel Black

You Got Nothing Coming: Notes from a Prison Fish
by Jimmy A. Lerner

A Drinking Life: A Memoir
by Pete Hamill

Drinking: A Love Story
by Caroline Knapp

A Million Little Pieces
by James Frey

Dry: A Memoir
by Augusten Burroughs

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