11 Great Books for Breaking Bad Habits

Maurice eats Italian and Indian (food not people) and likes traveling, hiking, Pilates, reading comics and living on a tight budget (not really). He lives in the NYC area and has written for Publishers Weekly and AOL News, among others.

quitting addiction, new year's resolutions, sobriety, stop smoking, stop drinkingFor every one step forward, we sometimes take two steps backward. This is a familiar dance for many trying to escape the cycle of bad habits, such as binge drinking, smoking, eating unhealthy foods, hoarding clutter.

Finding the right help is essential; these guides can help you empower your personal vice squad.

Clean: Overcoming Addiction and Ending America’s Greatest Tragedy

Clean: Overcoming Addiction and Ending America’s Greatest Tragedy

by David Sheff

A myth-shattering look at drug abuse and addiction treatment, based on cutting-edge research. Sheff, a bestselling author and father of a former addict, explores effective treatment strategies based on neuroscience, psychology and medicine rather than faith and self-help inspiration.

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  • Get Clean: Overcoming Addiction and Ending America’s Greatest Tragedy
  • Get Clean: Overcoming Addiction and Ending America’s Greatest Tragedy
Her Best-Kept Secret

Her Best-Kept Secret

by Gabrielle Glaser

In Her Best-Kept Secret, Glaser uncovers a hidden-in-plain-sight drinking epidemic among American middle-aged women. In a funny and tender voice, she looks at the roots of the problem and sheds light on the new and more effective approaches to excessive drinking among women.

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Smoke-Free in 30 Days

Smoke-Free in 30 Days

by Daniel F. Seidman

In this comprehensive plan, Dr. Seidman explains how to retrain your brain, take advantage of all the tools at your disposal, and end the month smoke-free and feeling stronger than ever!

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Beyond Addiction

Beyond Addiction

by Jeffrey Foote, Carrie Wilkens, Nicole Kosanke and Stephanie Higgs

Beyond Addiction goes beyond the theatrics of interventions and tough love to show family and friends how they can use kindness, positive reinforcement, and motivational and behavioral strategies to help someone change. Delivered with warmth, optimism, and humor, Beyond Addiction defines a new, empowered role for friends and family and a paradigm shift for the field of treating addiction.

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Deliciously Ella

Deliciously Ella

by Ella Woodward

A plant-based diet rich in nutrients and vitamins and low in sugar, gluten and processed ingredients and work wonders in improving the body’s natural defenses and warding off the early onset of chronic illness.

Deliciously Ella is an essential, how-to guide to clean, plant-based eating that provides a foundation for a pure, unprocessed, unrefined diet, so you can look and feel better while enjoying great food, including blueberry muffins and key lime pie.

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No Grain, No Pain

No Grain, No Pain

by Peter Osborne

In the tradition of Wheat Belly and Grain Brain; No Grain, No Pain demonstrates the proven link between a gluten-heavy diet and chronic pain and discomfort—and offers a groundbreaking, 30-day, grain-free diet plan to help you heal yourself from the inside out.

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The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up: The Japanese Art of Decluttering and Organizing

The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up: The Japanese Art of Decluttering and Organizing

by Marie Kondo

This New York Times best-selling guide to decluttering your home from Japanese cleaning consultant Marie Kondo takes readers step-by-step through her revolutionary KonMari Method for simplifying, organizing, and storing.

Most methods advocate a room-by-room or little-by-little approach, which doom you to pick away at your piles of stuff forever. The KonMari Method, with its revolutionary category-by-category system, leads to lasting results. In fact, none of Kondo’s clients have lapsed (and she still has a three-month waiting list).

With detailed guidance for determining which items in your house “spark joy” (and which don’t), this international bestseller featuring Tokyo’s newest lifestyle phenomenon will help you clear your clutter and enjoy the unique magic of a tidy home—and the calm, motivated mindset it can inspire.

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Breathing Room: Open Your Heart by Decluttering Your Home

Breathing Room: Open Your Heart by Decluttering Your Home

by Dr. Melva Green and Lauren Rosenfeld

Written by a medical doctor and a spiritual intuitive, with case studies of people just like you, Breathing Room takes you on an enlightening room-by-room tour where each room in your home corresponds to a “room” in your heart, and where declutter­ing will not just make space but improve the spirit.

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10-Day Green Smoothie Cleanse

10-Day Green Smoothie Cleanse

by JJ Smith

The New York Times bestselling 10-Day Green Smoothie Cleanse will jump-start your weight loss, increase your energy level, clear your mind, and improve your overall health. Made up of supernutrients from leafy greens and fruits, green smoothies are filling and healthy and you will enjoy drinking them.

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The Blood Sugar Solution: 10-Day Detox Diet

The Blood Sugar Solution: 10-Day Detox Diet

by Mark Hyman

Beat that sweet tooth into submission with Dr. Hyman’s natural regimen for avoiding diabetes and other blood disorders. In the 10-Day Detox Diet, he takes a holistic approach to building a highly functioning stomach furnace that will burn fat and resist inflammation. Hyman leaves no stone untouched in this path to wellness with recipes, medical advice, and exercise tips.

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