Books by Dr. Michael McGee


The Joy of Recovery

Does your life feel out of control? Are you ready to free yourself from addiction? Dr. Michael McGee’s award-winning book The Joy of Recovery shows you how to heal the wounds that drove you to addiction in the first place and to resurface as a better version of yourself. The unique 12-step program detailed in this book will give you the tools to savor and nurture life while skillfully managing distress.

In it, you will learn:

  • How to transform your life from suffering to joy!
  • How to do the right thing, regardless of your fear.
  • That risk and failure are part of life—don’t let them hold you back.
  • That your passion drives you to overcome life’s obstacles. Succeed by devoting your entire self to your life.

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What experts in the addiction field are saying about The Joy of Recovery

“At last a self-help book that really works. Anyone who reads and applies these teachings can get clean and stay sober.”

—Edward Kaufman, M.D.
Founding president of the American Academy of Addiction Psychiatry and current medical director of Northbound Treatment Services

“There are many books on recovery but every now and again a book is published that best captures what it takes to recover from addiction. Dr. McGee has done just that. I have been in the field for over four decades and I must say I learned a lot from reading [The Joy of Recovery] and you will too.”

— Allen Berger, Ph.D.
Clinical Director, The Institute of Optimal Recovery and Emotional Sobriety Author of 12 Stupid Things that Mess Up Recovery and 12 Smart Things to do When the Booze and Drugs are Gone

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Cover of 101 Things to Know if You are Addicted to Painkillers

101 Things to Know if You Are Addicted to Painkillers

The misuse of and addiction to painkillers is a serious national crisis. Millions of people find themselves in the clutches of addiction. They want to stop using painkillers, but shame and embarrassment keep them from reaching out for help. Addiction psychiatrist Michael McGee, MD, has treated thousands of people struggling with addiction. His message: You are not alone, and you don’t have to suffer anymore. In 101 Things to Know if You Are Addicted to Painkillers, Dr. McGee explains what you need to know about addiction and how to overcome it. Addiction is a brain disease—you didn't choose to become addicted. Shame fuels your addiction and keeps you from seeking treatment. But you can heal and recover from addiction!

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