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Physician’s New Book Provides Hope for Dealing with Addiction

Dog Ear Publishing reviews a new concise guide that details the treatment of addiction for patients, families and providers and the underlying mechanics behind addiction.

New Orleans, LA, August 10, 2016 --( Decades of research have given scientists and medical professionals insights into the problem of addiction, which finds its roots in psychological, biological and social issues. A psychiatrist who specializes in addiction medicine shares her insights in a new book released by Dog Ear Publishing that aims to answer specific questions asked by those affected by addiction.

“HOOKED” helps families, patients and treatment providers navigate the social, medical, physical and emotional aspects that can overwhelm anyone impacted by addiction. This helpful guide covers basic questions such as what addiction is and why some people get addicted whereas others do not. Topics range from the neurobiology of addiction to finding treatment, interventions, pregnancy and addiction, and the roles loved ones can play.

The author, who has more than a decade of experience as a specialist in addiction medicine, provides specific information about medication available to treat different types of addiction, what can happen during a relapse and how to respond to it, and specific examples created from aspects of hundreds of patients. The book concludes with a short list of questions to ask a rehab facility or treatment specialist. In the end, it provides real-life ways to cope with the disease known as addiction.

Podesta, an MD, serves as a clinical faculty member at Tulane University, medical director at several addiction treatment facilities and consultant for the courts. She is board-certified in psychiatry, addiction medicine, forensic psychiatry and holistic and integrative medicine. She uses her background in massage therapy and biochemistry to create her holistic approach. Podesta also has a boutique private practice where she works with an integrated team that includes a nutritionist, massage therapists, acupuncturist and psychotherapists. In addition, she gives lectures on addiction medicine and treatment.

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HOOKED: A Concise Guide to the Underlying Mechanics Of Addiction and Treatment for Patients, Families, and Providers
Arwen Podesta
Dog Ear Publishing
ISBN: 978-1-4575-4661-7 82 pages $14.95 US

Available at Ingram,, Barnes & Noble and fine bookstores everywhere.

About Dog Ear Publishing, LLC
Dog Ear Publishing offers completely customized self-publishing services for independent authors. We provide cost-effective, fast, and highly profitable services to publish and distribute independently published books. Our book publishing and distribution services reach worldwide. Dog Ear authors retain all rights and complete creative control throughout the entire self-publishing process. Dog Ear Publishing reviews services and other book marketing services are available to connect great content with interested readers. Self-publishing services are available globally at and from our offices in Indianapolis.

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