May I recommend Cracked, by Dr. Drew Pinsky. I'm doing my first rotation at an inpatient detox center and the staff there highly recommended it to me. The book is readable, interesting, and insightful. Dr. Pinksky is candid, compassionate, and committed to helping substance abusers get on the road to recovery. According to his bio, he's the medical director at the Chemical Dependency Services at Las Encinas Hospital in Pasadena, Ca. He's also co-host of the nationally syndicated radio show, Loveline. You can check out his website: www.drdrew.com.