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HCI announces distribution agreement with CRP

LAS VEGAS - Health Communications, Inc. (HCI), a nationally known publisher and book distributor, has contracted to distribute the titles of Central Recovery Press (CRP), a Las Vegas publisher specializing in books about addiction treatment and recovery, it was announced today. Stuart Smith, president and CEO of CRP's parent company, Central Recovery, said he is delighted with the HCI distribution agreement, which will take effect February 1, adding it should open new doors for titles published by the fledging CRP, “Publishers Committed to Addiction Recovery.” “This is an exciting opportunity for CRP, Smith said. “We are very pleased for the opportunity to work with such a respected leader in the healthcare publishing community.” HCI, “The Life Issues Publisher,” has been publishing and distributing books since 1977. Several of its titles are known around the world. They include Chicken Soup for the Soul, Adult Children of Alcoholics, and Healing the Shame that Binds You. CRP is a new full-service publishing and intellectual property clearinghouse located in Las Vegas, Nevada and specializing in recovery and addiction topics. The company is committed to publishing exceptional books and material addressing addiction treatment and recovery and seeks to become an established leader in the field of behavioral healthcare publishing. CRP titles due out in 2009 include: Of Character: Building Assets in Recovery: Beautifully-written reflective narratives address assets that help build character as the “old way” of living in addiction is shed. Mommy's Coming Home from Treatment: The perfect companion for Mommy's Gone to Treatment. Addresses the difficulties children may have when a parent returns home from treatment as the whole family learns to adjust to a new way of life. Tails of Recovery: Poignant and moving stories from recovering addicts about how the unconditional love of their pets brought them from the horrors of active addiction to a life filled with hope and healing. Includes information on the disease of addiction with supporting medical research data throughout. Recovery A-Z: Written in a reader friendly, conversational tone from an "insider's view" by two anonymous authors with long-term recovery, this is the perfect reference book for anyone in a 12-step program. Terminology and spiritual concepts/principles are defined with examples of usage for each word. Phrases and slogans from various 12-stop programs also are included. Pain Recovery: Pain Recovery is not just a treatment for chronic pain, byt a lifestyle that encompasses attitudes, beliefs, and behaviors and offers a healthy, substance-free way to manage chronic pain and minimize suffering. The four authors offer proven techniques to reduce pain and provide lessons and exercises based on a successful, opioid-free pain rehabilitation program that has helped change the lives of many chronic pain sufferers.