Why Don't They Just Quit? What families and friends need to know about addiction and recovery.

Why Don't They Just Quit? What families and friends need to know about addiction and recovery.

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by Joe Herzanek
     
 

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Solutions for families dealing with addiction. Packed with answers to find hope and direction, providing clarity to a complicated problem.

Discover how to:
-End the drama
-Stop enabling your loved-one
-Find real solutions - not temporary fixes
-Restore sanity to your life
-Save time, money, stress and heartache
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Overview

Solutions for families dealing with addiction. Packed with answers to find hope and direction, providing clarity to a complicated problem.

Discover how to:
-End the drama
-Stop enabling your loved-one
-Find real solutions - not temporary fixes
-Restore sanity to your life
-Save time, money, stress and heartache
-Bring peace back to your family

This may be the most important step you will ever take toward changing the life of a friend or loved one suffering from addiction.

Answers to these questions and more:
-Can someone be totally set free from addiction?
-Can Meth addicts really recover?
-What to do about someone hooked on their pain meds?
-What doesn't help, what does�and why?

For family members who want to help�but don't know where to start.

Answers not found in any other materials on addiction and recovery.

Reviews:
Got an addiction problem in your family? Read this book. Joe knows his stuff. This book helps you to better understand those who are dealing with friends and family that are addicted to drugs and alcohol. I have read several of these books but this one is the best. --RJ (Amazon review)

Best book ever about addiction. Written by one whose done it and is recovering. Easy to read, not preachy, just honest. I recommend this book to anyone with an addict in their life! --Lynda A (Amazon review)

Your story has encouraged me and helped me to deal with my son's addictions and has given me great peace as a parent. I no longer feel alone with a terrible cloud of guilt, my son's choices have been his own, and I as a parent have done all I can. I will continue to love him and encourage him and, as far as possible allow him to make his mistakes knowing that it is okay to do so. Your book exposed my own trigger points and how I can handle them better. I can put away the guilt and the shame, pick up my own pieces and move forward, helping him to do the same. --Kathy Cowley, Parent, Longmont, Colorado

Many of you reading this book are facing the battle of your life. Alcohol and drugs consumed my daughter's life. I can't put into words the anguish of attending my daughter's funeral. I wish I would have had this book long ago. Maybe Mia would still be here. I didn't know how to help her.

Why Don't They Just Quit? is full of answers I could have used. --Pam M. (Mia's Mom), Niwot, Colorado

I, like many people, have some knowledge of what drugs and addiction are, but are clueless on what the process of recovery entails.
This book does a great job in what it would take to help a love one, who is an addict and is willing to get clean and stay clean. It also gives one hope that your love one will survive the nightmare they are living through with their family. --CG (Amazon review)



Product Description

Real-life solutions to help you now! Watching a loved one immersed in an intense battle with alcohol and drug abuse may be the most difficult, complex and harrowing experience youll ever have. This book offers a message of hope to families and friends, giving practical solutions so they can help anyone struggling with addiction to begin the road to recovery.
You will learn: Why a person doesn't have to hit rock-bottom before getting help. (page 111)
When helping is actually hurting. (page 57)
Why quitting is not the same as recovering. (page 5)
How to deal with a relapse. (page 187)
How to receive 50 percent or more off the cost of treatment. (page 97)
Why a parent would leave their child due to their addiction. (page 245)
Why effective intervention doesn't have to be a surprise attack. (page 49)
Answers to over 30 common, and not so common questions.
Inspiring first-hand recovery stories from real people!

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Editorial Reviews

addiction2recovery.com - Mike Richards
"This book will be valued by many, many people. A very meaningful gift of God's grace to families who need sanity in the middle of their runaway insanity."
Boulder County Sheriff - Sheriff Joe Pelle
"Joe's book helps us to understand the addiction and recovery process. He combines a lifetime of personal and professional experience dealing with this issue in a practical and highly personal overview. The book is excellent. I wish I had read it a year ago."
Community Relations Specialist at Parker, Denver Valley Hope - Donna Schwartz
. . . stayed up late last night reading various parts of it; inspiring! This book is for people like me; someone with chemically addicted people in their life. If you, or someone you know and love, are living in the tornado of addiction, finding it spinning you around with your loved one, this book can be one of the most clear/helpful guides in understanding how to navigate through the confusion, drama and pain that is associated with addiction in a family. Passionate, humble, full of wisdom.
Substance Abuse Treatment Provider - Dr. Nicolas Taylor
"This book is a must read not only for families of addicts and alcoholics looking for answers, but for anyone who has been intrigued by irrational compulsions and wondered how recovery takes place. I consider Why Don't They Just Quit? to be one of the top five recovery books for families and I anticipate it being widely used by treatment programs throughout the country."
Executive Director at Transitions Recovery Program - Lee Barchan
"In Why Don�t They Just Quit? Joe explains addiction and recovery in terms we all can understand. His book provides solutions to the problem. We recommend it to all the families at our center.�
Mike Richards
"This book will be valued by many, many people. A very meaningful gift of God's grace to families who need sanity in the middle of their runaway insanity."
Sheriff Joe Pelle
"Joe's book helps us to understand the addiction and recovery process. He combines a lifetime of personal and professional experience dealing with this issue in a practical and highly personal overview. The book is excellent. I wish I had read it a year ago."
Donna Schwartz
. . . stayed up late last night reading various parts of it; inspiring! This book is for people like me; someone with chemically addicted people in their life. If you, or someone you know and love, are living in the tornado of addiction, finding it spinning you around with your loved one, this book can be one of the most clear/helpful guides in understanding how to navigate through the confusion, drama and pain that is associated with addiction in a family. Passionate, humble, full of wisdom.
Dr. Nicholas Taylor
"This book is a must read not only for families of addicts and alcoholics looking for answers, but for anyone who has been intrigued by irrational compulsions and wondered how recovery takes place. I consider Why Don't They Just Quit? to be one of the top five recovery books for families and I anticipate it being widely used by treatment programs throughout the country."
Lee Barchan
"In Why Don’t They Just Quit? Joe explains addiction and recovery in terms we all can understand. His book provides solutions to the problem. We recommend it to all the families at our center.”

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
2940011815454
Publisher:
Changing Lives Foundation
Publication date:
01/01/2015
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
301
Sales rank:
98,276
File size:
1 MB

Meet the Author

Joe Herzanek, a man who battled his own demons of addiction over thirty years ago, says, �I know people can change. If I can do it, anyone can!� Joe�s own life struggles and practical advice offer hope and solutions to those living amidst the turmoil of someone�s alcohol and drug abuse.

From age 13 to 29, Joe battled his own drug and alcohol addiction�finally receiving treatment. He now has over 36 years of abstinence from substances.

Joe Herzanek is the president and founder of Changing Lives Foundation (a Colorado nonprofit organization). As a certified addiction professional in Colorado he has spent over twenty years working in the criminal justice system as the Chaplain at the Boulder County Jail and currently at the Weld County Jail (Greeley, CO). Joe is the former host of Recovery Television, speaker, producer of several DVDs, including �The 10 Toughest Questions Families and Friends Ask About Addiction and Recovery� and "Why Don't They Just Quit METH? Families need help too."

His passion is to help men and women who are struggling with addiction, as well as providing answers and solutions to family and friends who are searching for ways to help their loved-one begin the road to recovery.

Joe Herzanek and his wife Judy have three (adult) children, Jami, Jake, and Jessica, and enjoy the beautiful Colorado outdoors with their two Cairn Terriers, Lewis and Clark.

Joe offers words of encouragement: �Addiction is not a hopeless situation,� he writes. �Addicts and alcoholics aren�t crazy, and they can quit.�

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