A Recovery Month Reading List

National Recovery Month is a national observance held every September to educate Americans that substance use treatment and mental health services can enable those with mental and substance use disorders to live healthy and rewarding lives. Johns Hopkins University press publishes a wealth of scholarly research on the subjects of mental health and substance use disorders. This month, we have put together a list of journal articles covering a wide range of addiction, treatment, and recovery topics, all freely available through September. 

Ethical Guidelines for Genetic Research on Alcohol Addiction and Its Applications
Audrey R. Chapman, Adrian Carter, Jonathan M. Kaplan, Kylie Morphett, and Wayne Hall
Kennedy Institute of Ethics Journal, vol. 28 no. 1, 2018

Back from the Abyss: A Recovered Doctor's View of the Opioid Epidemic
Peter Grinspoon 
Narrative Inquiry in Bioethics, vol. 8 no. 3, 2018

Race and Trajectories of Addiction in Robert Zemeckis’s Cast Away (2000) and Flight (2012)
Ashleigh Hardin  
Arizona Quarterly: A Journal of American Literature Culture, and Theory, vol. 72 no. 4, 2016

Is Alcohol Addiction Usefully Called a Disease?
Nick Heather
Philosophy, Psychiatry, & Psychology, vol. 20 no. 4, 2013

Entitled to Addiction? Pharmaceuticals, Race, and America's First Drug War
David Herzberg
Bulletin of the History of Medicine, vol. 91 no. 3, 2017

Radical Indulgence: Excess, Addiction, and Female Desire
Karen Kopelson
Postmodern Culture, vol. 17 no. 1, 2006

The Importance of Self-Narration in Recovery from Addiction
Doug McConnell and Anke Snoek 
Philosophy, Psychiatry, & Psychology, vol. 25 no. 3, 2018

“Keepin’ it 100”: Performing Recovery in Cleveland Public Theatre’s Y-Haven Project
Noe Montez
Theatre Topics, vol. 23 no. 1, 2013

Perceptions of Methadone Maintained Clients About Barriers and Facilitators to Help-Seeking Behavior
Adeline Nyamathi, Donna McNeese Smith, Steven Shoptaw, Malaika Mutere, Allan Cohen, Israel Amrani, Louis Morales, and Viviane de Castro
Progress in Community Health Partnerships: Research, Education, and Action, vol. 1 no. 4, 2007

College Student Drug Use: Patterns, Concerns, Consequences, and Interest in Intervention
Rebekka S. Palmer, Thomas J. McMahon, Danielle I. Moreggi, Bruce J. Rounsaville, and Samuel A. Ball
Journal of College Student Development, vol. 53 no. 1, 2012

Surrender Versus Control: How Best Not to Drink
Mark D. Rego
Philosophy, Psychiatry, & Psychology, vol. 13 no. 3, 2006

Safe Sobering: San Francisco’s Approach to Chronic Public Inebriation
Shannon Smith-Bernardin and Michelle Schneidermann
Journal of Health Care for the Poor and Underserved, vol. 23 no. 3, 2012

No One Should Have to Prove Their Worth to Get Medical Care, Regardless of Addiction or Pain
Maia Szalavitz
Narrative Inquiry in Bioethics, vol. 8 no. 3, 2018

“When the Cup Has Been Drained”: Addiction and Recovery in The Wind in the Willows
Sarah Wadsworth
Children's Literature, vol. 42, 2014