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Recovery Books and Materials

Recovery publishes a number of books to help members become familiar with the principles and practice of the Recovery method of self help. These books are used at meetings.

If you are coming to a meeting, please download and print out the following document, and bring it with you [click here]

These books and other materials can either be ordered from our Dublin office below, or direct from HQ in Chicago [click here]. Some of the books can also be sourced second-hand from Amazon.

Most of the books are now published by Willett Ltd, which is a publishing company formed by the daughters of Dr Low in 1980 (Willett was the maiden name of Dr. Low's wife Mae.). Prior to that, books were published by The Christopher Publishing House.


Mental Health Through Will Training


This is the main book used at Recovery meetings. It was written by Dr Low, for his patients. Each chapter begins with a case history / situation of one (or more) of his patients, followed by an analysis of the situation by Dr. Low. It is the core text for learning the Recovery method and principles.


  • 448 pages
  • Publisher: Willett Pub Co; 3rd edition (1997)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0915005069
  • ISBN-13: 978-0915005062
  • Product Dimensions: 4 x 15.3 x 22.4 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 0.5kg



Manage Your Fears, Manage Your Anger

- A psychiatrist speaks

This book is the transcribed lectures from Dr Low's talks around the US. The chapters are shorter to read than the other main book and the language used is less ornate. The chapters from this book are also available on audio CD. Please visit [click here].


  • 470 pages
  • Publisher: Willett Pub Co (1995)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0915005050
  • ISBN-13: 978-0915005055
  • Product Dimensions: 4 x 15.3 x 22.4 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 0.5kg


RI Discovery Workbook

This book was written in order to provide a more contemporary introduction to the Recovery Method of Self Help. Many beginners find the format and language easier to understand. The workbook has worksheets and practice exercises.


  • Paperback: 109 pages
  • Publisher: Recovery International
  • Shipping Weight: 0.2 Kg




The Wisdom of Dr. Low

This book is a compendium of short excerpts taken from many of Dr. Low's other books. The excerpts are helpfully categorised under headings such as 'fears', 'anger' or other emotional responses.


  • Paperback: 145 pages
  • Publisher: Recovery International (1986)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0578044897
  • ISBN-13: 978-0578044897
  • Product Dimensions: 22 x 13.7 x 1 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 0.15 Kg


Recovery Smartphone App

This handy App, is available to download on either your iPhone or Android smartphone. It is an unofficial product and produced by a third party. Recovery takes no responsibility for the functioning or other aspects of this App.

[Download App]

  • Publisher: Blazing Raptor (2015)



Recovery Sample of Tools and 4 Part Example

This document lists the most popular Tools used by Recovery members, and well as information on how to construct a four part example. 

[Download Document]

  • Publisher: Recovery (2015)



Recovery - Main Brochure

This is a DL size brochure that gives an overview of the Recovery method and the organisation.

[Download Document]

  • Publisher: Recovery (2015)


Recovery - 'People Like Us' Brochure

This is a brochure that has personal stories of people who used Recovery to help overcome their mental health problems..

[Download Document]

  • Publisher: Recovery (2015)



Recovery Newsletter

This is a copy of the Recovery Newsletter giving updates and news about the organisation.

[Download Document]

  • Publisher: Recovery


Recovery Meeting Posters

If you want to promote or advertise a local Recovery meeting, just follow this link, and click on the meeting location and print off the applicable poster.  

[Download Document]

If you need direction posters, for inside a building, print off and laminate some of the following posters [link]

  • Publisher: Recovery



Medical Research Paper about Recovery Method

This is a link to a peer reviewed research paper published in the American Journal Psychiatry by Professor Marc Galanter.  

[Download Document]

  • Publisher: American Journal of Psychiatry




US Recovery Group Meeting, Evaluation

This is a link to report published by Recovery analysing aspects associate with Recovery meetings, their impact and suggestions for improvement, author Dr. Susan Pickett.

[Download Document]

  • Publisher: Recovery International


Other Documents

Voluntary Contribution form [link]

Archive of Irish Recovery News from 1979 to 2006



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