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R4R @ Rutgers: Reading for Recovery

R4R is a resource geared towards those interested in the use of bibliotherapy, i. e., guided reading, for substance use problems. It was created at the Rutgers Center of Alcohol Studies Library in 2015-2016 with the help of an ALA Carnegie-Whitney grant.

About LibraryThing

LibraryThing is "an online service to help people catalog their books easily. You can access your catalog from anywhere—even on your mobile phone. Because everyone catalogs together, LibraryThing also connects people with the same books, comes up with suggestions for what to read next, and so forth." (Source:

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To view an expanded collection of titles of potential use in bibliotherapy, visit our AlcoholLibrary LibraryThing page. LibraryThing is an online service that helps readers easily catalog and keep track of the books they’ve read or are interested in reading. Often called the “Facebook of books,” LibraryThing also helps readers connect to one another, allowing users to share their ratings, reviews, reading lists, tags, and much more, creating a vibrant community of like-minded book lovers. Accessible from anywhere, including your mobile phone, LibraryThing also makes it easy to track down the book(s) you are interested in at a nearby library or bookstore. We hope the bibliotherapy collection we've assembled will be of use to readers, librarians, and counselors alike. 

Alcohol Library @LibraryThing


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