Addiction & Recovery Recounted In ‘Hooked’

Dec 6, 2012

A new book tells the true story of a Chattanooga woman who got so hooked on hydrocodone that she took between 30 and 40 pills a day. 

In Hooked But Not Hopeless: Escaping The Lure Of Addiction, Sylvia F. Yates describes stealing money and forging prescriptions, undergoing multiple attempts at rehab, and finding a way to finally stay sober.  Yates wrote the book with her sister, Dr. Sherry L. Hoppe.  It also contains recovery stories from other local addicts and alcoholics, as well as scientific information about the roots of addiction.