The top 7 sober books will enable you to permanently stop drinking.

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Giving up drinking is more alluring than ever with the abundance of delectable alcohol-free beverages available today. But that doesn’t mean giving up alcohol is simple.

Fortunately, there are a ton of books on sobriety available to aid you in your quest to stop drinking. To help you join the likes of alcohol-free celebrities like Blake Lively and Jennifer Lopez in a sober life, we’ve put together an edit of the best sobriety books to add to your basket.

Excellent Rock Bottom, Bryony Gordon

A sobriety story unlike any other, this book by journalist Bryony Gordon details her 20-year path to sobriety following years of alcoholism. “I hope this book helps even just one person to realize that they are not alone,” Bryony said of the honest book, “be that someone who has lost themselves in alcohol, or someone who loves someone who has lost themselves in alcohol.”

Holly Whitaker’s book Quit Like a Woman: The Radical Decision to Not Drink in a Culture Obsessed with Alcohol

Holly Whitaker’s Quit Like a Woman, $7.88/£8.19, Amazon

Starting with the book Miranda picked out for herself in a & Just Like That episode is necessary. We’re not shocked that Miranda chose this book, which is currently a New York Times bestseller. Who better to learn from than Holly Whitaker, founder of the first recovery program for women and someone who has personally experienced sobriety?

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Clare Pooley’s The Sober Diaries: How One Woman Quit Drinking and Started Living

Clare Pooley’s The Sober Diaries, £6.15/$16.19, Amazon

Clare Pooley, a successful Cambridge graduate, working mother of three children, and author opens up about her journey to sobriety in this book, which is less of a how-to manual and more of an inspirational story. Pooley’s research-based guidance on topics like “How do I know if I’m drinking too much?” and “What do I say to friends and family?” makes it perhaps the best option for people who are considering their own drinking patterns but aren’t quite ready for a self-help book. This is because of the much softer tone of her writing.

How to Control and Stop Drinking: Alcohol and You, David Lewis

This is a self-help book that’s for people who like to stick to a plan of action. The main lessons covered in this course include how to diagnose one’s own alcoholism, how to treat cravings with drugs and strategies, and how to find the best free support to sustain your progress over time.

Catherine Gray’s book The Unexpected Joy of Being Sober

Catherine Gray’s The Unexpected Joy of Being Sober, £6.97/$11.11, Amazon

The Unexpected Joy of Being Sober, a Sunday Times Bestseller, serves as a reminder of the primary reasons why so many of us decide to give up drinking. This book, which celebrates all the benefits of sobriety, maybe the greatest place to start for somebody who is only mildly interested in outlawing alcohol. Even if the sober life is something you haven’t given much thought to, we’re sure this book will get you thinking. Inspiring and educational, thanks to the assistance of neuroscientists explaining the science behind the effects of alcohol, this book will get you thinking.

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William Porter, “Alcohol Expounded,”

Alcohol Explained explains what alcoholism is, the effects alcohol has on the body, and how to overcome it. It is billed as a handbook for people who want to stop drinking as well as medical students learning about alcoholism. Another one for those who want to make strict long-term changes in their lives is this one.

A Study on Alcohol, Annie Grace

alcohol-experiment-zAccording to Annie Grace’s “The Alcohol Experiment” Amazon, £7.99 / $15.54

The Drinking Experiment offers a 30-day regimen for those looking to cut back on alcohol while introducing readers to a new way of thinking. It challenges you to consider your motivations for drinking, the benefits you derive from it, and whether or not alcohol is truly providing those benefits. The Naked Mind’s #1 New York Times bestselling author Annie Grace provides the methods in this book to help you stop drinking forever.
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