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Post by thestorygirl » December 1st, 2019, 7:30 pm

Hello,
I am wondering if anyone might be able to help me find public domain literature available for those in drug/substance abuse recovery programs. A friend has a son in rehab and they are required to read "The Search for Serenity" but he has dyslexia and would like an audiobook version. However, they are not allowed devices such as phones or ipads. CDs are allowed, so they were wondering if I could record it for him. I don't believe that particular book is PD (it's 1959), but he is also looking for other resources he could listen to. I understand this is a great need, since a lot of his acquaintances in rehab have a 3rd grade reading level or other disabilities. I'm not finding anything on gutenberg or internet archive, so do any of you have any ideas? I'm grateful for any help you might provide!

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Post by KevinS » December 1st, 2019, 8:28 pm

https://store.samhsa.gov/system/files/sma16-4950.pdf

https://store.samhsa.gov/system/files/sma14-4474.pdf

Here are two resources that are published by the U.S. government and are in the public domain. There are others to be found at this same Web site which address specific needs such as recovery after a suicide attempt or trauma, etc.

I'll see if I can find more.

Finding material that is PD and not produced by a government agency will be difficult. Even the Big Book has copyright protection, something I don't really understand.

The material found on archive.org and whatnot that is PD is mostly a century old (or so) and our view of addiction and recovery has greatly changed from that time period. Many people find comfort in spiritual materials, however.

If you care to share more, or request specific types of material, let us know. I will certainly help as I can.

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Post by thestorygirl » December 2nd, 2019, 11:03 am

Thank you so much! I have passed on the site to my friend to see if she thinks any of those would be useful for him. I'll keep you posted! :D

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Post by KevinS » December 2nd, 2019, 12:55 pm

thestorygirl wrote:
December 2nd, 2019, 11:03 am
Thank you so much! I have passed on the site to my friend to see if she thinks any of those would be useful for him. I'll keep you posted! :D
I'm always wanting to help. I am grateful for the opportunity.

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Post by thestorygirl » December 11th, 2019, 1:44 pm

Does anyone know if it's possible for me to record a book under copyright (one of the ones that's required reading for the program) if it's only for a personal project and no monetary gain or public distribution?

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Post by TriciaG » December 11th, 2019, 2:08 pm

I think that's still technically against copyright laws, but "don't ask, don't tell"?? :help:
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Post by annise » December 11th, 2019, 2:45 pm

I think you'd find , and this is so dependant on each countries rules, that it's OK if it's for "personal use" and I'm not confident giving it to someone else would count as that. And as it wouldn't self destruct your friend may pass it on to someone etc. etc so if I wrote it I would prefer to get some income back.

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Post by thestorygirl » December 12th, 2019, 9:26 pm

I see. Thanks for your advice! :D

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Post by Sue Anderson » December 15th, 2019, 8:19 am

thestorygirl wrote:
December 1st, 2019, 7:30 pm
Hello,
I am wondering if anyone might be able to help me find public domain literature available for those in drug/substance abuse recovery programs. A friend has a son in rehab and they are required to read "The Search for Serenity" but he has dyslexia and would like an audiobook version. However, they are not allowed devices such as phones or ipads. CDs are allowed, so they were wondering if I could record it for him. I don't believe that particular book is PD (it's 1959), but he is also looking for other resources he could listen to. I understand this is a great need, since a lot of his acquaintances in rehab have a 3rd grade reading level or other disabilities. I'm not finding anything on gutenberg or internet archive, so do any of you have any ideas? I'm grateful for any help you might provide!
Craig Campbell (Soupy) read two contemporary PD articles on addiction for the Nonfiction Collection.
https://librivox.org/short-nonfiction-collection-vol-061-by-various/

You might explore these sites for additional PD contemporary reads:
https://www.drugabuse.gov/
https://www.drugabuse.gov/about-nida/legislative-activities/testimony-to-congress

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Post by thestorygirl » December 15th, 2019, 9:33 am

Thank you, your help is much appreciated! :9:

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Post by realisticspeakers » December 16th, 2019, 4:57 pm

I didn't read this, but it may help.

https://www.copyright.gov/circs/circ21.pdf
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Post by thestorygirl » December 21st, 2019, 1:23 pm

Thank you-- that is good for reference! :D

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