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R4R @ Rutgers: Reading for Recovery: Classics

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.


Milestones on addiction that have influenced generations, these works reflect the long history of documenting struggles with alcohol and other drugs in literature, offering readers insight into how substance abuse touches many times, places, and circumstances. Of interest for their literary merits as much as their subject matter, these classics are an excellent choice for readers who value the therapeutic value of artistic expression and, above all, appreciate a tale well told.

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