Take Me From the Darkside: A New Book That Shares the Joy of Sobriety

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Janice Melton Ruggiero’s self-help book featured at this year’s Illinois Library Association in Rosemont, Illinois

Xlibris, the self-publishing services provider, announced today the release of Take Me From the Darkside by author Janice Melton Ruggiero. In this book, the author brings hope to those presently suffering with vicodin abuse or any form of narcotics abuse.

A former alcoholic, Ruggiero’s story is similar to many out there that just cannot recover from their addictions. According to her, nothing will work for an addict unless he or she is truly sick and tired of being sick and tired. Recognizing those people who wish to change yet clueless where to begin, Ruggiero shares this book as her way to help recovering addicts, inspired by her own journey to sobriety.

In this book, she references the Life Recovery Bible which integrates the Twelve Steps of A.A. and N.A. throughout a modern language version of the King James Bible, for the purpose of reinforcing the Steps in light of God’s Word. She also writes this book to address rehab facilities to equip their staff with a better ratio than one psychiatrist to 100 patients. This book is a timely answer to the problem of addiction, where readers can learn to proactively heal not only their physical but also their spiritual and emotional pains.

“Once you feel the joy of sobriety, and you have developed a solid network of good sober friends, you will no longer allow the dark side to drag you back, but you press forward to the bright side—the way in which God created you to enjoy His gift of life,” the author says.

For more information on Take Me From the Darkside, interested parties may log on to http://www.Xlibris.com.

About the Author
Janice Melton Ruggiero holds a MS Degree of Journalism from Columbia College that has encouraged her to publish at least seventy-five news stories and feature articles in more than three prominent Chicago News Papers, during a short-term reporting career. Prior to becoming a reporter, she volunteered as co-editor for the Wild Onion, the Chicago chapter newsletter of Sierra Club Environmental Preservation Organization. She also physically labored for the Burr Oak Trees prospering in various forest preserves, through the Illinois Prairie Restoration Project, also sponsored by the Sierra Club's Chicago Chapter. She loves children, and desires to one day teach or counsel children. In 2003, she published a non-fiction biographical narrative book, Small Town Boy Goes North, the life story of James E. Melton.

Take Me From the Darkside * by Janice Melton Ruggiero
Publication Date: May 20, 2011
Trade Paperback; $19.99; 159 pages; 978-1-4535-0973-9
eBook; $9.99; 978-1-4535-0974-6

Members of the media who wish to review this book may request a complimentary paperback copy by contacting the publisher at (888) 795-4274 x. 7879. To purchase copies of the book for resale, please fax Xlibris at (610) 915-0294 or call (888) 795-4274 x. 7879.

For more information on self-publishing or marketing with Xlibris, visit http://www.Xlibris.com. To receive a free publishing guide, please call (888) 795-4274.


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