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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.

Non-Fiction Highlights

Pop Culture

Unconventional nonfiction books about substance abuse filtered through the lens of popular culture, these works look at how alcohol and drug use has shaped – and been shaped by – the society around it.  Eschewing traditional narratives that focus on a single individual’s struggle with addiction, these works variously take as their subject everything from a time period to a unique slang to a particular drink, telling the story of substance use through that particular lens and in the process elucidating it from an entirely new and unexpected perspective.


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