Three new books offer advice for those recovering from substance abuse, and for their families.
Eating for Recovery: The Essential Nutrition Plan to Reverse the Physical Damage of Alcoholism (Da Capo), by Molly Siple, is a practical guide, with recipes, for a healthful diet that can help repair some of the physical damage done by alcoholism.
A New Day, A New Life: A Guided Journal (Hazelden), by William Cope Moyers, author of the bestselling Broken, draws on addiction science and 12-step programs for a daily journal and DVD meant to help those in the early stages of recovery.
Sober Siblings: How to Help Your Alcoholic Brother or Sister — and Not Lose Yourself (Da Capo), by journalist Patricia Olsen and Petros Levounis, a psychiatrist specializing in addiction, is a guide to finding the difference between helping and enabling, dealing with anger and shame, and other issues for siblings of addicts.
Colette Bancroft, Times book editor