Recommended Resources

NoteThis information is provided for educational purposes only and should not be construed as being endorsed by Michael Chenkin, MSW, LCSW, LCADC.  Check back periodically for updates.  Last updated 3/13/11.


Christopher, J. (1988), How to Stay Sober: Recovery Without Religion, NY: Prometheus

Ellis, A and Velten, E, (1992), When AA Doesn’t Work for You: Rational Steps to Quitting Alcohol,

NJ: Barricade Books (Might be out of print, but a used copy can probably be found by searching the internet)

Fletcher, Anne M and Glaser, Frederick B (2002), Sober for Good: New Solutions for Drinking Problems -- Advice from Those Who Have Succeeded, NY:  Houghton Miffli

Kirkpatrick, Jean, Ph.D. (2003), Goodbye Hangovers, Hello Life, available from

Kishline, A (1994), Moderate Drinking, NY: Crown Trade Paperbacks

Meyers, R.J. and Wolfe, Brenda L, (2004), Get Your Loved One Sober: Alternatives to Nagging, Pleading, and Threatening, Minnesota: Hazleden

Miller, WR and Munoz, R (2005), Controlling Your Drinking, NY: Guilford

Miller, W.R., & Carroll, K.M. (Eds.) (2006). Rethinking Substance Abuse: What the science shows, and what we should do about it. New York: Guilford Press

Prochaska, J., Norcross, J., & DiClemente, C.C. (1995) Changing for Good, NY: Avon Books, Inc.

Sobell, M.B., Sobell, L.C. (1996) Problem Drinkers: Guided Self-Change Treatment, NY: Guilford

Websites (An excellent source of FREE info on substance abuse, mental health, and others)  Click on the “publications” link (National Institute of Alcohol and Alcohol Abuse) (National Institute on Drug Abuse), networking website for people in recovery, online peer support; resources for substance abusers and their loved ones, Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (Canada), National Alliance of Advocates for Buprenorphine Treatment, Cognitive Behavior Therapy self-help and professional resources

Self-Help Groups

Recovery International, “The Recovery International Method helps people manage feelings or impulses which impair the ability to live a normal life.”,

Women for Sobriety,

Lifering Recovery,

Secular Organization for Sobriety (SOS),

SMART Recovery, an “all addictions” program,

Most Excellent Way,

16 Steps for Discovery and Empowerment,

Dual Recovery Anonymous,

Alcoholics Anonymous National,

Alcoholics Anonymous New Jersey,

Al-Anon New Jersey (for family members and friends of an alcohol abuser),

Narcotics Anonymous,

Nar-Anon National (for family members and friends of a drug abuser),

Nar-Anon New Jersey,

Marijuana Anonymous,

Nicotine Anonymous,

Gamblers Anonymous,

Gam-Anon (for family members and friends of a person with a gambling problem),

Gam-Anon NJ,

Families Anonymous,

Sexaholics Anonymous,

Sex and Love Addicts Anonymous,

Sexual Compulsives Anonymous,

Sex Addicts Anonymous,


For the Public

Services Provided

About Therapy

About Michael Chenkin

Contact Me
Specializing in the treatment of persons affected by alcohol and drug abuse and in training helping professionals.
Michael Chenkin, MSW, LCSW, LCADC
     Licensed Clinical Social Worker, Licensed Clinical Alcohol and Drug Counselor
     Member, Motivational Interviewing Network of Trainers
      21 E. High St., Suite 5, Somerville, NJ 08876     908 393-6300
     Serving Somerset, Hunterdon, Middlesex, and Union Counties
Home        For the Public       Services Provided           About Therapy         About Michael Chenkin           Contact Mealcohol-drug-counseling.htmlalcohol-drug-counseling-public.htmlalcohol-drug-counseling-services-public.htmlalcohol-drug-therapy-public.htmlalcohol-drug-counseling-Michael-Chenkin-pubic.htmlContact-Michael-Chenkin-pubic.htmlshapeimage_5_link_0shapeimage_5_link_1shapeimage_5_link_2shapeimage_5_link_3shapeimage_5_link_4shapeimage_5_link_5