You\u2019ve made it through rehab! Now what? Substance abuse treatment centers should prepare you for sober living, but sometimes it still hits you hard. You\u2019ve been used to numbing your emotions and not taking responsibility for your life. Having to learn how to feel and to take care of yourself \u2014 to really care for yourself \u2014 isn\u2019t exactly a walk in the park. Time to study up and get reading! Learn from the tales and advice of the people who have walked this road before you; it makes things just a little bit easier. Whether you\u2019re looking for a workbook or laughter and inspiration, there\u2019s something for everyone in this list. \tFull Catastrophe Living: Using the Wisdom of Your Body and Mind to Face Stress, Pain, and Illness by Jon Kabat-Zinn. Mindfulness and meditation are buzzwords in virtually all substance abuse treatment centers. But if you still struggle to understand these concepts and how you can apply them to your recovery, pick up this book. It has the potential to change your life! \tFull Recovery: Creating a Personal Action Plan for Life Beyond Sobriety by Brian McAlister. Your recovery journey doesn\u2019t stop just because you check out of a rehab center. It\u2019s an ongoing process. This book is full of actionable advice that can keep you moving forward and inspired. \tDry: A Memoir by Augusten Burroughs. Have you ever been at an AA meeting or a group therapy session listening to the personal stories of other recovering addicts and thought, \u201cWow, OK, I am doing pretty good,\u201d and felt hopeful about your future? If not (or even if you have), this memoir gives you a chance to do just that. Not for the faint of heart, Burroughs\u2019 memoir may yet give you the inspiration you need to keep your chin up for another day. \tGet Up: A 12-Step Guide to Recovery for Misfits, Freaks, and Weirdos by Bucky Sinister. Yes, the title is a little kooky, but the premise is one that many recovering addicts can relate to: how to make the most of a 12-step program when you don\u2019t believe in a higher power. Author Bucky Sinister peppers in plenty of laughs along the way, which is sure to get those good ol\u2019 dopamine pathways firing! \tCosmos by Carl Sagan. Do you ever get overwhelmed about events in your life? This book will make you feel small and extraordinary at the same time. An exploration of the universe, Cosmos puts life into perspective and is a surprisingly philosophical read. Billions of years of events have converged and led to your existence; make the most of it! \tThe 7 Habits of Highly Effective People: Powerful Lessons in Personal Change by Stephen R. Covey. If there\u2019s one thing that substance abuse treatment centers teach, it\u2019s that recovery is an opportunity to start fresh. And if you want to hit the ground running, this is the book for you. It helps to drive home important values that will help you optimize your time and happiness. And for newly recovering addicts, it\u2019s the perfect way to get some tangible tips for dealing with life that don\u2019t involve substance abuse. It doesn\u2019t matter what kind of reading material you find inspirational, as long as you stay inspired and continue improving your life. There\u2019s always something new to discover, learn and experience!