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The Recovery Formula Now on Audio book

28 May

Many addicts, mutual aid groups and professionals have used my book ‘The Recovery Formula’ to help aid recovery. I’ve now recorded it onto audio book and even narrated it myself so you get the real feel of the book. You can even get it FREE from Audible.

If you’re from the UK, you can check out a free sample and all the details on Amazon/Audible here

While my US friends can check out a free sample and all the details on Amazon/Audible here

Reviews below: RecoveryFormulaAudiosmaller

“Beautifully written. A moving and insightful book that will help a lot of addicts understand how to start recovering successfully. –Dr Robert LeFever, founder of Promis, the first UK rehab centre, and author of 26 books on addiction and depressive disorders

“A wonderfully effective guide that every addict should read as they take their first steps into sobriety and recovery. I am hugely impressed by this book.” –Wynford Ellis Owen, CEO of the Welsh Council on Alcohol & Drugs

Please feel free to leave me a review if you like it. I’d love to record The Happy Addict for you next…

Big love, Beth x

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What on Earth is this?

11 Apr

What is this? See if you can guess. The prize is my undying admiration…
A) Isn’t that your junk room, Beth?
B) I dunno, but I’m glad I don’t live there.
C) Could it be a home-made recording studio? Are you recording an audiobook??

WhatIsThis

What Are The Best Addiction Recovery Books?

20 Aug

Although 1:1 work and support are the ideal ways to beat addiction, books on addiction recovery have their place, too. If you are confused about where to start with recovery, need some identification, or just need a few helpful reminders about how to make your recovery even stronger, addiction books can fulfil that need.

One of my books,The Recovery Formula: An Addict’s Guide to getting Clean and Sober Forever has just been awarded five stars out of five by Reader’s Favorite, so other people obviously agree that books on addiction recovery can be very valuable.

I know that on my own journey, one particular book sparked so much hope, identification, and some real practical lessons on how to start recovering, that I really credit it for motivating me to make the decision to reach out for help when I was really struggling to stay sober on my own. That book was No Room to Live: A Journey from Addiction to Recovery by My favourite addiction recovery bookWynford Ellis Owen, which I know hardly anyone has heard of.

But that book personally inspired me so much that I actually typed out an email to thank the author for writing it when I was in the middle of alcohol withdrawal (Yes, my keyboard was covered in sweat and and the email had many typos!). And when I had recovered and decided to write my first book, The Recovery Formula, I sent my book to him to see what he thought. Luckily, he loved it, and even gave me a review for the back cover.

This shows just how powerful connecting with others’ experiences and wisdom can be in recovery, and the place of books in enabling us to give and gain hope, motivation, and sometimes even help save someone’s life.

I also love that there are books which are really specific to certain addictions. For example, if you suffer from a gambling addiction, Addicted to Dimes (Confessions of a Liar and a Cheat) could offer you a lot of identification and motivation, while In the Realm of Hungry Ghosts: Close Encounters with Addiction is a great read for those with less ‘classic addictions’ who find themselves identifying with addicts nonetheless.

What are your top books on addiction recovery, and why?

Popular Addiction Recovery Book Now on Kindle!

21 Mar

It’s the moment I have been asked about over and over again since “The Happy Addict” was published last summer. “When, oh, when can I buy your brill book on Kindle?!” Well fret no more recovery fans, “The Happy Addict: How to Be Happy in Recovery from Alcoholism or Drug Addiction” has newly been released on Kindle, and is available from all the Amazon sites worldwide, and on Smashwords. If you haven’t read my latest book on rebuilding your life after addiction, why not? It’s got great reviews, and can help you to develop healthier, happier ways of thinking so you can avoid relapse and have a wonderful life after addiction.

It’s essential reading for people who want to have a full and complete recovery from addiction. “The Happy Addict” can teach you better ways of dealing with problems and coping with life, rather than using substances. It will also inspire you to look at sobriety in a new and empowering way, and to become a happier person. What’s not to like?!

Anyway, don’t take my word for it. Here’s what Addiction Treatment Magazine has to say about the book: “Dive right into chapter one to find yourself turning the pages almost as fast as your eyes can devour the contents. It’s that good…This is a fine book by a really happy addict in recovery. Burgess has a wealth of good suggestions, common-sense and practical exercises and should be an inspiration to many who are now or will be in recovery from alcoholism or drug addiction (or both).”

You can buy The Happy Addict on Amazon UK, at Amazon.com, and on Smashwords now. Even better, if you already bought the paperback version through Amazon, you should be offered a special discount on the Kindle version, too. Hurray and Hoorah!

Yes, that is Russell Brand with my book. And no, you can’t get him on Kindle (as far as I’m aware)…
– See more at: http://www.bethburgess.co.uk/index.php/news-archive/top-addiction-recovery-book-comes-to-kindle-#sthash.dbRV7Oxp.dpuf

Interviews about Addiction on Health Professional Radio

27 Jan

Learn About Addiction with me on Health Professional Radio.

I was fortunate enough to be interviewed by an Australian Radio Station about the two books I have written on addiction, what they are about and how they can help people overcome their own addictions. I did two interviews for Health Professional Radio, which you can access from the radio station’s website.

Listen to the interview about The Recovery Formula: An Addict’s Guide to Staying Sober Forever and the interview about The Happy Addict: How to Happy in Recovery from Alcoholism or Drug Addiction by checking out the link above.

If you find the interviews helpful and want to buy the books, they are available on Amazon in the US and in the UK. You can also get my books on Kindle throughout the world.