September 18, 2021 | Library Staff
National Recovery Month
September 20th is National Addiction Professionals Day and is part of National Recovery Month. From Narcan to readings on harm reduction, McCracken County Public Library is glad to support our community’s health and wellbeing.
Narcan Training and Pickup
Narcan saves lives. We’ve partnered with Purchase District Health Department to provide a supply of the safe, effective and nonaddictive opioid antagonist, along with access to training on how and when to use it, right here at the Library. It’s available at the first floor information desk–with no stigma and no judgement–to anyone in the community who might be at risk of witnessing an opioid overdose.
Self Help, Trauma and Healing
The Body Keeps the Score: brain, mind, and body in the healing of trauma by Bessel van der Kolk M.D.
Unspoken Legacy by Claudia Black
The Spirituality of Imperfection by Ernie Kurtz – Hoopla eAudiobook
Feeling Good: The New Mood Therapy by David D. Burns, M.D. – Overdrive eBook
The Big Fix: Hope After Heroin by Tracey Helton Mitchell
Beyond Survival by Various Authors
Substance Use Disorders in Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Clients by Sandra C. Anderson
Fundamentals of LGBT Substance Use Disorders by Michael Shelton
Nothing Good Can Come From This by Kristi Coulter
Kitchen Confidential by Anthony Bourdain
Qualification: A Graphic Memoir in Twelve Steps by David Heatley
Between Breaths: A Memoir of Panic and Addiction by Elizabeth Vargas
Addiction and Society
Rx Appalachia by Lesly-Marie Buer
Special thanks to East Tennessee Harm Reduction for the title recommendations.
Righteous Dopefiend by Philippe Bourgois
Free Resources Available Online