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Geri Petito releases ‘I’m Not an Addict … I’m Just an Ass!’

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Wanting to help addicts and their family members, author Geri Petito releases her debut book, “I’m Not an Addict … I’m Just an Ass!: I’d Rather Be a Smart Ass Than a Dumb Ass!” (published by Archway Publishing), offering a sarcastic, humorous and loving look at the difficult topic that is addiction.

“I have been wanting to write this book for about 15 years,” Petito says. “My heart aches every time I hear about another life lost to addiction. I felt it was time for me to share my story in hopes of saving lives with a new approach to addiction … My approach is a slap on the face with a kiss on the cheek.”

Petito explains that addiction is one of the most common issues with which most families deal. “My book is designed to help them overcome their fears through prayer and healthy thinking. Allowing them to realize they have the power to change!”

An excerpt from “I’m Not an Addict … I’m Just an Ass!”:
Twenty five years ago, on July 27, 1991, I made a decision to stop using drugs. I was what you might call a functioning drug addict. My own family never knew I used, and most of my friends had no clue either. But then that day came when I knew I was becoming out of control. So, I checked myself into a rehab facility and stayed there for the full thirty days. It changed my life—or, I should say, I changed my life! I have been clean and sober ever since, but not just physically; I have been clean and sober mentally as well. Yes, my friend, mental sobriety is a real thing. It involves making sound, thoughtful choices.

“I’m Not an Addict … I’m Just an Ass!”
By Geri Petito
Softcover | 5 x 8in | 70 pages | ISBN 9781480830424
E-Book | 70 pages | ISBN 9781480830431
Available at Amazon and Barnes & Noble

About the Author
Geri Petito, originally from Long Island City, New York, moved to Robbinsville, New Jersey, at the age of 13. Petito owns MsNiteOwlPoker league and writes an organic health blog. She has a daughter and two grandchildren.

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