iUniverse Announces the Release of Dr. Anita Gadhia-Smith's From Addiction to Recovery: A Therapist’s Personal Journey

The story of one woman’s incredible transformation from troubled addict to renowned psychotherapist

New York, NY, December 13, 2007 --(PR.com)-- From Addiction to Recovery: A Therapist’s Personal Journey is the riveting true story of Dr. Anita Gadhia-Smith, a brilliant psychotherapist with a dark and tumultuous past. Gadhia-Smith steps off the traditional therapist’s ‘privacy pedestal’ and narrates in vivid detail her personal struggles with alcohol and drugs, and the horrific personal consequences of a life torn apart by addiction. Written in a compelling and unique style that fuses the brutal honesty of a recovering addict with the acumen of a professional therapist, From Addiction to Recovery: A Therapist’s Personal Journey describes how this fascinating woman was able to rise from the ashes of an existence destroyed by addiction, to create a life filled with meaningful work, loving family and inner self-esteem.

Sober for many years now, Gadhia-Smith speaks not only from her own personal experience, but from the experience of treating others as a therapist with a thriving practice in Washington, D.C. Gadhia-Smith provides invaluable advice on how to live a fulfilling life in recovery, despite the many obstacles faced by those suffering from alcoholism and addiction. “I wanted to write a very honest and from-the-heart book showing that no challenge is too great to overcome,” says Gadhia-Smith. “I give those struggling with recovery a roadmap to create a fulfilled life while focusing on living in sobriety and dealing with the immense challenges that come with recovery.”

From Addiction to Recovery: A Therapist’s Personal Journey is Gadhia-Smith’s story of her journey from total hopelessness and devastation, to emotional fulfillment and happiness. Through the dual lens of both therapist and addict, Gadhia-Smith takes us on an intimate and honest tour through each phase of her life as she lays down a distinct roadmap for living ‘life on life’s terms.' The author describes her own experiences turning adversities into assets, and building a happy, successful and sober life. In the process, Gadhia-Smith demonstrates how others can negotiate each facet of life in order to construct authenticity and meaning out of each and every day. The end result is a powerful, uplifting and authentic book that will inspire anyone interested in addiction, recovery and the ultimate salvation of one extraordinary woman.

"The story of becoming sober signifies a great deal more than simply not 'picking up' or 'using.' This is a story not only of recovery, but also of what it means to live in sobriety," says Congressman Patrick J. Kennedy, 1st District, Rhode Island.

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About Dr. Anita Gadhia-Smith

Dr. Anita Gadhia-Smith is a psychotherapist in private practice in Washington, D.C. She holds an M.S.W. from The Catholic University of America and a Psy.D. from Southern California University and has served as a consultant to the United States Congress for substance abuse parity legislation. Gadhia-Smith currently lives with her husband in Washington D.C. Visit her website at www.DrGadhiaSmith.com.

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Brian Reetz