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In the Realm of Hungry Ghosts: Close Encounters with Addiction Author: Dr. Gabor Maté

Memoirs of an Addicted Brain: A Neuroscientist Examines His Former Life on Drugs Author: Dr. Mark Lewis

Beyond Addiction: How Science and Kindness Help People Change Author: Dr. Jeffrey Foote et al.

Beautiful Boy: A Father's Journey Through His Son's Addiction Author: David Sheff

Tweak: Growing Up on Methamphetamines Author: Nic Sheff

Being Sober: A Step-by-Step Guide to Guide to Getting To, Getting Through, and Living in Recovery   Author: Harry Haroutunian

Courage to Change: One Day at a Time in Al-Anon II    Author: Al-Anon Family Groups

Alcoholics Anonymous The Big Book   Author: Alcoholics Anonymous

Staying Sober: A Guide for Relapse Prevention    Authors: Terence T. Gorski and Merlene Miller


Recovered: #1 Recovery Podcast This is the podcast where we use the 12 step program of recovery to solve the alcoholic addiction problem. This is the podcast where life is seen through a 12 step recovery lens. This is a podcast about men and women who have recovered from a seemingly hopeless state of mind and body.”

The Recovery Show – Finding Serenity through 12 step recovery in Al-Anon12-step recovery for those of us who love alcoholics or addicts. We share our experience, strength, and hope as we use the principles of the Al-Anon program in our lives. We talk openly and honestly about the problems and challenges as we face alcoholism and addiction in our friends and relatives.”

Smart Drug Smarts
Description: A podcast that covers the latest topics on smart drugs and brain optimization — everything from nutrition and neural supplements to meditation and neurofeedback.

Addiction Recovery Radio
Description: A podcast to help people through addiction by discussing a variety of topics, and providing information through interviews with addiction experts, authors, and people who have successfully completed rehab.

Stuff to Blow Your Mind Podcast: Drugs
Description: Episodes that look at a variety of topics related to addiction, generally revolving around what the effects of substances can tell us about how the human mind works.

MUSC Health Audio Podcasts: Alcohol and Drug Dependency
Description: A podcast that addresses various aspects of substance use dependency, including the effects of addiction and the latest treatments for addiction.


This is your Brain on Drugs - Alcohol
Description: Find out how alcohol interacts with your brain to change the way you feel.

This is your Brain on Drugs - Marijuana
Description: Find out how marijuana affects your brain.

This is your Brain on Drugs - Crack
Description: Find out what crack is, how it affects your brain, and why it is so addictive.

What Causes a Hangover?
Description: Find out what causes the notorious hangover.

What is Salvia?
Description: Find out what salvia is, how it may make you feel, and how it affects your brain.

Description: Find out why caffeine, the world’s most popular pscyhoactive drug, is so stimulating and what effects it can have.

Does Alcohol Kill Brain Cells?
Description: Take a look at what alcohol does (and doesn’t do) to your brain cells.

The Chemistry of Drug Addiction.
Description: Find out how your brain responds to various addictive substances and how these responses have developed through human evolution.

Brain on Drugs Display: Addiction Process & Pharmacology
Description: Take a look at what happens to your brain on drugs, the addiction/withdrawal process, and the latest pharmacology.

First Time with a New Pill or Powder
Description: Some tips on what to do if you’re thinking of taking a new drug for the first time.

How Psychedelics Affect the Brain
Description: Find out how psychedelics affect your brain and make you feel trippy.

GHB Overdose
Description: Find out how to tell whether you or a friend is overdosing on GHB.

GHB Early Warning Signs 

Description: Find out how to spot the withdrawal symptoms and early warning signs of dependency when using GHB.

GHB Golden Rules

Description: Some golden rules to follow so that you are more unlikely to run into problems if you are going to use GHB.

GHB/GBL - every drop counts

Description: Discussion with a forensic psychologist on the importance of dosing when using GHB and the risks involved that may lead to overdose.


The Canadian Centre on Substance Abuse provides evidence-based information to help reduce the harm associated with substance abuse and addictions.

College Drinking Prevention provides comprehensive information on issues related to alcohol abuse and binge drinking among college students.



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