The best sobriety books for a successful dry January and beyond. From the book Leaving Lit that featured in & Just Like That to The Sober Diaries, get all the tips and tricks you need to quit drinking …
Whether you’re participating in Dry January, in good health, or trying to get sober for good, the benefits of going teetotal are endless.
Some of our favorite celebrities including Jennifer lopez, Blake lively and SATC star Kristin davis lead a life without alcohol, and if that isn’t an advertisement for a sober life, we don’t know what it is! As with any lifestyle change, this can be difficult. But these books hope to make things a little easier.
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Stop like a woman: the radical choice not to drink in an alcohol-obsessed culture, Holly Whitaker
We have to start with the book that Miranda chose for herself in one of the episodes of & Just like that. Now a New York Times bestseller, we are not surprised that this is Miranda’s choice. Holly Whitaker is the founder of the first women-centered recovery program and a person who embarked on the sobriety journey herself, so who better to learn from?
Give up like a woman by Holly Whitaker, £ 8.19 / $ 7.88, Amazon
The Sober Diaries: how a woman quit drinking and started living, Claire Pooley
Less an instruction manual than an inspiring story, Clare Pooley, Cambridge graduate, career woman and mother of three, talks about her transformation to a sober life. Perhaps the best option for those who are questioning their own drinking habits but not quite ready for a self-help book, Pooley weaves together research and advice such as, “How do I know if I’m drinking too much?” And “What should I tell my friends and family?” For a much softer approach.
The sober newspapers by Clare Pooley, £ 7.94 / $ 16.19, Amazon
Alcohol and you: how to control and stop drinking, Lewis David
A definite self-help book, this one is for those who like a plan of action to stick to. Basic learnings include how to self-diagnose alcohol dependence, medications, and strategies to help cope with cravings, plus details on the best free support to help you maintain your progress. over time.
Alcohol and you by Lewis David, £ 10.30 / $ 26.54, Amazon
The unexpected joy of being sober, Catherine Gray
A Sunday opening hours Bestseller, The unexpected joy of being sober is a reminder of the exact reason why so many of us choose to stop drinking. Celebrating all the joys of sobriety, this book may be the best first stopover for anyone semi-interested in banning alcohol. Inspiring and educational with the help of neuroscientists explaining the science behind the effects of alcohol, even if sober living is one you haven’t given much thought to, we’re sure this book will get you thinking.
The unexpected joy of being sober by Catherine Gray, £ 7.51 / $ 11.11, Amazon
Alcohol explained, William Porter
Dubbed as a textbook for those who want to quit drinking, and even for medical students learning about alcoholism, Alcohol explained details exactly what alcoholism is, the effects of alcohol on the body, and how to overcome it. This is another for anyone looking to strictly change their life for the long haul.
Alcohol explained by William Porter, £ 9.46 / $ 12.27, Amazon
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