By Candice Chaplin | May 10 2021 | NonfictionHealth

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.” (

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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High Achiever
The Incredible True Story of One Addict's Double Life
Beloved for her complete authenticity, raw honesty, and lovable humor, Tiffany Jenkins is the human voice of the opioid epidemic. This is her gripping true story, from her life as an addict, 20 felony charges, and six months in a Florida prison to her eventual sobriety and new life as a mom, wife, and inspiration to millions.
$15.99 US
Jun 18, 2019

Trauma and the 12 Steps, Revised and Expanded
An Inclusive Guide to Enhancing Recovery
An inclusive, research-based guide to working the 12 steps: a trauma-informed approach for clinicians, sponsors, and those in recovery.
$18.95 US
Jul 07, 2020
North Atlantic Books

A Bold New Approach To Addiction and Recovery
A counselor at one of the most innovative and renowned drug and alcohol treatment centers in the world, Erica Spiegelman brings a level of understanding and sensitivity in Rewired to the struggle against addiction gained through years of experience.
$15.95 US
Apr 28, 2015
Hatherleigh Press