Why Don't They JUST QUIT?: Hope for families struggling with addiction. (Paperback)

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Hope for Families Struggling with Addiction.

Real-life solutions to help you now

Watching a loved one immersed in an intense battle with alcohol and drugabuse may be the most difficult, complex and harrowing experience you'llever have. This book offers a message of hope to families and friends, giving practical solutions so they can help anyone struggling withaddiction to begin the road to recovery.

Updated Edition: Contains new chapters and info on: Heroin, Shame & Stigma, Harm Reduction, Marijuana, Synthetic Drugs, 12-Step Groups & The Church, and much more

You'll discover:
-How to effectively intervene.

-Why a person doesn't have to hit rock-bottom.
-When helping is actually hurting.
-Why quitting is not the same as recovering.
-How to deal with relapse.
-The importance of faith and hope in recovery.
-Why a parent would leave their child due to their addiction.
Answers to over 30 common, and not so common questions.

Inspiring first-hand recovery stories from real people

Praise for Why Don't They Just Quit?

This book is a must read. . . I consider Why Don't They Just Quit?to be one of the top five recovery books for families. --Nicholas Taylor, Ph.D., Licensed Clinical Psychologist, National Expert on the Treatment ofMethamphetamine Addiction

Everyone needs to read this book. After 25yrs of drinking it has savedmy life. --Craig M., New Philadelphia, Ohio

God bless you. Al-Anon and AA are a Godsend, but I have found otherbooks to be very general and a little outdated with today's times.Joe's book has answered so many questions for me that I can relate toand put into practice. --D.B., Lakewood, Colorado

. . . stayed up late last night reading various parts of it; inspiring This book is for people like me; someone with chemically addicted people intheir life-- a must read for the addicted and those who care aboutthem. --Donna Schwartz, MFT, CAC III Valley Hope Treatment Services inColorado, former Family Program Therapist of Parker Valley Hope TreatmentCenter

This book was a God send I have struggled as a parent of an addictfor years, and now I am finally able to see that it is not in my ability toheal him This book was life changing, LIFE CHANGING I can now begin torecover myself, even if my child doesn't Thank you Joe, for writing thisbook --Shelley K. (parent)

Joe's book helps us to understand the addiction and recovery process. Hecombines a lifetime of personal and professional experience dealing withthis issue in a practical and highly personal overview. The book isexcellent. I wish I had read it a year ago. --Sheriff Joe Pelle, Boulder County, Colorado

As a Mother, I found this book to be full of empathy, tough-love andpractical information. I especially appreciate that Joe included thespiritual part of recovery, which other resources often avoid. --Vicki Beatty, Celebrate Recovery Leader/Covenant Chapel, Leawood, Kansas

This book will be valued by many, many people. A very meaningfulgift of God's grace to families who need sanity in the middle of theirrunaway insanity. --Mike Richards Jr., Director of RecoveryMinistries/International Bible Society, Houston, Texas

Many of you reading this book are facing the battle of your life. Alcoholand drugs consumed my daughter's life. I can't put into words the anguishof attending my daughter's funeral. I wish I would have had this book longago. Maybe Mia would still be here. I didn't know how to help her. Thisbook is full of answers I could have used. --Pam M. (Mia's Mom), Niwot, Colorado.

About the Author


About 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 alcohol and drug abuse. Chaplain Joe Herzanek, a recovering person himself, is president and founder of the Colorado nonprofit organization, Changing Lives Foundation. As an addiction counselor in Colorado he spent over twenty-five years working in the criminal justice system as Chaplain at the Boulder County Jail. Joe is the former host of Recovery Television, speaker, family addiction counselor, producer of several DVDs and author of this award-winning book "Why Don't They Just Quit?" His passion for helping families struggling with addiction inspired him, along with his wife Judy, to write this book. Chaplain Joe and Judy Herzanek have three adult children and enjoy the beautiful Colorado outdoors with their two Cairn Terriers, Lewis and Clark.
Product Details
ISBN: 9780692631706
ISBN-10: 0692631704
Publisher: Changing Lives Foundation
Publication Date: January 28th, 2016
Pages: 362
Language: English