Independent Reading Program

Residents use certain books (or audio books) while they're here so they can get up-to-date information on the challenges they face like alcoholism or PTSD. We offer different types of reading material they read independently, talk about in groups. We use the info in those books as a shared frame of reference.

At FRF, we encourage our residents to read (or listen!) to books during their stay here. These books help everyone stay educated on the challenges they face and the techniques we can all use to work towards recovery. We often use independent reading as a part of group therapy discussions. The residents are routinely asked to share their progress in reading and discuss points made in their reading during the book study groups.

Selected reading materials from our reading program

Depending on the resident’s primary focus in treatment, selected books are assigned for independent reading to assist the resident in gaining a better understanding of his treatment issues and process.

  1. The Alcohol Experiment: A 30-Day, Alcohol-Free Challenge To Interrupt Your Habits and Help You Take Control by Annie Grace - This book is perfect for those dealing primarily with alcohol addiction.
  2. This Naked Mind: Control Alcohol, Find Freedom, Discover Happiness & Change Your Life by Annie Grace - Another excellent resource for dealing with alcoholism.
  3. Emotional Survival for Law Enforcement: A Guide for Officers and Their Families by Kevin Gilmartin - We assign this reading to law-enforcement first responders.
  4. The Four Agreements: A Practical Guide to Personal Freedom by Don Miguel Ruiz - This book is used to reinforce the concepts illustrated in our psycho-educational groups.

Beyond these materials, we have a stocked library available for all residents.

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