• Recover to Live

  • Kick Any Habit, Manage Any Addiction: Your Self-Treatment Guide to Alcohol, Drugs, Eating Disorders, Gambling, Hoarding, Smoking, Sex, and Porn
  • By: Christopher Kennedy Lawford
  • Narrated by: Seth Michael Donsky
  • Length: 13 hrs and 42 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook
  • Release date: 01-01-13
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Audible Studios
  • 4.5 out of 5 stars 4.4 (7 ratings)


From New York Times bestselling author of Symptoms of Withdrawal and Moments of Clarity Christopher Kennedy Lawford comes a book that will save lives.
For most of his early life, Christopher Kennedy Lawford battled life-threatening drug and alcohol addictions. Now in recovery for more than 25 years, he works to effect change and raise global awareness of addiction in nonprofit, private, and government circles, serving as the goodwill ambassador for drug dependence treatment and care for the United Nations.
For the first time, Recover to Live brings together all of the most effective self-care treatments for the seven most toxic compulsions affecting every culture on the planet today - alcohol dependence, drug dependence, eating disorders, gambling, hoarding, smoking, sex, and porn. In Recover to Live, more than 100 of the world’s top experts interviewed by Lawford share their research and wisdom on how to determine if your bad habit is becoming a dependency, what treatments will work best for you, how best to help yourself or a loved one recover from addiction, and how to lead a fulfilling and productive life in recovery.
©2013 Christopher Kennedy Lawford (P)2012 Audible, Inc.
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5 out of 5 stars
By didier on 16-08-15

Really great book to start looking for answers

Really great book to start looking for answers , worth reading to start looking for help out there

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5 out of 5 stars
By Herstory buff on 18-06-14

For parents, doctors, etc., the addict

Where does Recover to Live rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

It's a good solid nonfiction, research oriented read. The most comprehensive book on every addiction that is fresh, believable, well researched and put together.

What other book might you compare Recover to Live to and why?

Perhaps his recent book on Ten Things That Addicts Know. I haven't read it yet.

Which character – as performed by Seth Michael Donsky – was your favorite?

Not applicable.

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

No. It is full of heavy information and there is a lot to digest and take notes on if you want to follow up on any of his resources, websites, or research.

Any additional comments?

The Best book available on these subject matters. I wish I had known this information ten years ago when my kids and their friends were teens; I would have done things different. Talk about insight. Lawford shows how wrong this country is about handling addiction effectively in our culture of shame and persecution, and how we need to rethink our approach from parenting, to schools, to the mental health profession. I admire this author for his chutzpah. He doesn't hold back--we can't afford to not listen with a society in crisis when it comes to addictions.

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4 out of 5 stars
By Kate M. on 20-06-13

Fascinating and Informative

What made the experience of listening to Recover to Live the most enjoyable?

The topic, the fact that he used experts from different fields (and opinions).

Would you be willing to try another one of Seth Michael Donsky’s performances?

No--that was the worst part of the book for me. There was something about his voice and the way he spoke that distracted me.

Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

I recommended it to people because of the way he covered the various addictions.

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4 of 4 people found this review helpful

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