Recovery from alcohol abuse and alcoholism is a long journey that may have many bumps along the way. Although rehab and addiction treatment is the first stage in recovery, and arguably the most important, long-term recovery from alcohol abuse and alcoholism requires a long term commitment to staying clean. The most successful recoveries tend to occur with individuals who look for ways to inspire and motivate themselves to live a better life even after they’ve been through a rehab program for addiction treatment. Many people find that inspiration that can be found in their everyday activities and loved ones, but there are many sources of inspiration and it’s helpful to have more than one. Some people in recovery from alcohol abuse and alcoholism find inspiration and motivation to remain sober from books.