Welcome to the Get Into Recovery Books Page! Here, you’ll find a diverse selection of physical books and eBooks designed to support individuals on their journey to recovery, including our best selling Sponsor's 12 step manual.

Our curated collection offers valuable insights, practical tools, and inspirational experience from experts and those with lived experiences. Whether you’re seeking guidance on substance use recovery, mental health, or personal growth, our books aim to provide compassionate, evidence-based information to empower and uplift.

Explore our resources to find the perfect companion for your recovery journey or to support a loved one in theirs.

Recovery Books

Explore our collection of recovery books authored by John Elford, founder of Get Into Recovery. These books provide valuable insights, practical advice, and inspiring stories to support your journey.

Whether you’re looking for guidance, motivation, or strategies to maintain your progress, our books are an essential resource for anyone committed to recovery.

The Sponsors Twelve Step Manual

This version is favoured by sponsors when taking people through the 12 Steps. Available on Amazon in paperback andKindle ebook. Language: English

The Sponsors Twelve Step Manual - Workbook Edition

This edition is great for sponsees, there is added space for writing so that a person can complete it then feed back to their sponsor.
Available on Amazon in paperback only. Language: English

The Sponsors Twelve Step Manual - Spanish

El Manual de Doce Pasos para
Patrocinadores, la edición de referencia de texto en español, por John E. Available on Amazon in paperback and ebook. Disponible en Amazon en rústica y ebook.Idioma: Spanish/Español.

12 Step Recovery and Cognitive behavioural therapy

12-Step Recovery and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy

If you want to learn the similarities between the Twelve Steps and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy then this is the book for you.

The Sponsors 12 Traditions Manual

The Sponsor's Twelve 
Traditions Manual

A guide to teaching the 12 Traditions. The Sponsor’s 12 Traditions Manual is an approach to delivering the program of A.A. that will help people learn faster and remember more. This leads to greater understanding of the information in the 12 Traditions.


Shortcomings or Character Defects

People often wonder what shortcomings or character defects are. Are they the same thing? How do I know how to recognise them? What can I do about them. These are many of the questions I have heard in my long journey of recovery and are among the reasons for writing this book.



This recovery journal has been carefully crafted to encompass four essential practices: daily inventory, gratitude lists, a 10-minute diary, and a monthly reflection, it also includes a daily affirmation. It is written with particular consideration for those embarking, or continuing to, work a programme of 12 Step Recovery. We are delighted that you have chosen to embark on this transformative journey of self-discovery, mindfulness, and personal growth.

Audio & E-Books

Discover our selection of audio and ebooks designed to support your recovery journey. These digital resources offer convenient and accessible ways to gain insights, learn new strategies, and stay motivated. This series includes engaging e-books, enriching positive affirmation audiobooks, and calming meditations, all designed to complement 12-step recovery programs.

Each title in the series is crafted to assist in overcoming addiction and fostering personal development. Enhance your recovery process with these invaluable tools for mental and emotional wellness. Follow the links below now to access these transformative recovery resources and start your path to a healthier, more resilient life.

Whether you prefer listening on the go or reading at your own pace, our audio and ebooks provide valuable tools to help you achieve lasting recovery.

Explore our exceptional series of e-books with BookFunnel

So you can easily access your ebooks, audiobooks and meditations we use a service called book funnel.

When you order a book etc, all details of how to download and use the app are sent to you, you will receive a couple of emails from the service that links us together (Payhip) but you can ignore them. The Bookfunnel email is the one with all the info you need.

We find bookfunnel to be as good as, if not better, than some of the brands you may be used to, and very easy to use. Enjoy!