The 7 Best Audiobooks on Recovery in Alcoholism and Addiction


As Addiction, Alcoholism, and Recovery from both become more mainstream, more and more books and audio books on Addiction, Alcoholism, and Recovery and being produced. We have compiled a list of the Top 7 Audiobooks on Addiction, Audiobooks on Alcoholism, Audiobooks on Recovery, and Self Help Audiobooks.


The Alcohol Experiment

A 30 day alcohol free challenge to interrupt your habits and help you take control

By: Annie Grace

Narrated By: Annie Grace

Length: 8 hours 29 minutes

Release: 2018

Rating: 4.8/5.0


In The Alcohol Experiment, Annie Grace lays out a non judgemental action plan for anyone who has wondered what life would be like without alcohol, or who is actively trying to reduce their alcohol intake. The plan is simple but not always easy. Abstain from all alcoholic beverages for 30 days and see how you feel. Annie informs her listeners of the facts, and the cultural and emotional conditioning we have regarding alcohol. This mindfulness approach can be extremely helpful for those who have a desire to abstain.

*Disclaimer: Alcohol withdrawal can be extremely dangerous. If you have any adverse physical effects when attempting to stop drinking please contact a medical professional.


Adult Children of Alcoholics

By: Janet Geringer Woititz

Narrated by: Therese Plummer

Length: 4 hrs and 20 mins

Release: 1990

Rating: 4.6/5.0


In Adult Children of Alcoholics, Janet Woititz explores in great detail what it means to be an adult child of an alcoholic. She sheds light on some of the long term effects and shared characteristics between ACoA’s and other adult children from similar dysfunctional backgrounds. She also lays out a sort of recovery plan that she has found to be most effective after years and years of dealing with ACoA’s.


The Big Book of Alcoholics Anonymous

By: Bill Wilson, Aaron Cohen

Narrated by: Glenn Langohr

Length: 13 hrs and 17 mins

Release: 2015 (audio version)

Rating: 3.4 / 5.0


The Big Book of Alcoholics Anonymous is the backbone of arguably the most successful treatment program for alcoholism ever established, Alcoholics Anonymous.  The book is broken up into 2 major parts. The first 164 pages lay out a step by step guide to recovery from alcoholism. The second half consists of stories from some of the early AA members and their experiences with getting sober and AA. Millions of men and women across the globe have recovered from alcoholism as a result of the program layed out in this book. This is a must read for anyone who thinks they may be alcoholic.


The Unexpected Joy of Being Sober

By: Catherine Gray

Narrated by: Catherine Gray

Length: 10 hrs and 15 mins

Release: 2017

Rating: 4.8 / 5.0


The Unexpected Joy of Being Sober is a motivational and inspirational story of the author’s personal struggles with alcoholism. The book is broken up into three major parts, Catherine’s personal story, factual reporting and contributions from experts in the field, and finally self help advice for anyone wanting to reduce or eliminate their alcohol intake.


Alcohol Explained

By: William Porter

Narrated by: Nick Jermyn

Length: 6 hrs

Release: 2017

Rating: 4.9 / 5.0


Alcohol Explained, explains how alcohol affects us on a chemical, physiological, and psychological level from the first drink all the way up to chronic end stage alcoholism. This audiobook provides a logical and easy to follow explanation of alcoholism and provides a step by step guide on how to attempt to overcome it. Despite being scientific and factual, the audiobook is presented in a very easy to understand format that appeals to all listeners.



Freedom From Our Addictions

By: Russell Brand

Narrated by: Russell Brand

Length: 7 hrs and 50 mins

Release: 2017

Rating: 4.8 / 5.0


In Recovery, Russel Brand shares his story of addiction and eventual recovery. He does this with a sense of humor, honesty, openness, and vulnerableness that makes this audiobook nearly impossible to turn off. Russel dives into what he believes is the root of addiction, pain. Finally he provides a glimpse into his daily recovery plan and discusses how to make it work for you. A must read for those who are dealing with addiction.


Never Enough

The Neuroscience and Experience of Addiction

By: Judith Grisel

Narrated by: Judith Grisel

Length: 7 hrs and 18 mins

Release: 2019

Rating: 4.6 / 5.0


Judith Grisel was a daily drug user for years, today she is a world renowned neuroscientist. Never enough is science based view into addiction with anecdotes from her own personal experience tastefully sprinkled in. Judith reveals the unfortunate use about regular drug use: there are always consequences. Over time the enjoyable effects of drugs will always diminish while the negative effects increase. Never Enough provides a look into how drugs affect us and what we can do about the growing drug epidemic in our country.



This is by no means an exhaustive list of Drug and Alcohol Audiobooks. The list could be increased indefinitely as new books are being produced daily on the topic. We believe a good audiobook on alcoholism, addiction or recovery can be extremely helpful for someone who is struggling or even someone already in recovery. We would love to hear from you if there is an Audiobook you recommend. You can contact us by clicking here


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