The month of July sees more online searches for “addiction” than other times of year, so it may be a good time for booksellers to stock that section more heavily, or even remove books from the section to make them more findable for customers.
“We live in a world obsessed with drinking. We drink at baby showers and work events, brunch and book club, graduations and funerals. Yet no one ever questions alcohol’s ubiquity—in fact, the only thing ever questioned is why someone doesn’t drink. It is a qualifier for belonging and if you don’t imbibe, you are considered an anomaly. As a society, we are obsessed with health and wellness, yet we uphold alcohol as some kind of magic elixir, though it is anything but.” (QuitLikeAWoman.com)
But addiction in the U.S. goes far beyond alcohol, ranging from drugs to behavorial addictions to things like sex and gambling.
This collection of PRH and Distributed Client titles are top sellers in the Addiction and Sobriety category. To see the complete list of titles
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