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What Our Phone Counseling Customers Say

We have over 30 years of real-life, hands-on experience and success in addiction recovery counseling, and have used our experience to create effective counseling techniques. We specialize in those tough, “seemingly impossible” situations.
  • What our family went through with my 36 year old daughter’s relapse, and being able to soak up your information like a sponge is truly a miracle. I took your advice, followed our plan and took positive action. You gave me the courage to go ahead and do simple things that have made a bad situation much better. Your Drug Addiction Phone Counseling helped bring me the strength I need to cope with this.”
    Marilyn S. | Rochester, NY

  • I ordered and read your wonderful book “Why Don’t They Just Quit?” but found that I still had questions and doubts about what my next steps should be. Scheduling time with Joe was just what I needed. I feel empowered, and not hopeless as before! He cuts through the junk and spells things out in a short, sweet and no nonsense manner–to the point with input that is positively right-on.”
    Pat M. | Loveland, CO

  • Joe had a wealth of information and ideas that have never occurred to us. We were feeling so defeated. With Joe’s insights we took a different approach, and we have seen dramatic changes. Now, as a family, we will step back and live our lives.”
    Trish & Bob | San Antonio, TX

  • Joe’s suggestions helped us to end, what was an incredibly painful time for all of us. For the first time, I feel confident that Justin will find his way. It is a great feeling. It was the best Christmas gift that we’ve received this year.”
    Angela P. | Overland Park, Kansas

  • Our phone meetings with Joe have proven to give our family the clear-cut direction that we needed to formulate a plan of action. We so much needed your reminders about how to stay sane in the insanity of active addiction in the family.”
    Ken & Jane | Winter Park, CO

  • I am so grateful for Joe’s counsel a month ago when (my son) was in another relapse and his choices were so painful for me to watch. I needed someone to support me in keeping my boundaries. Thanks again for the hope, encouragement and suggestions. Blessings and Gratitude to both of you.”
    Mary C. | Denver, CO

  • I was pretty sure before I met with Joe that I couldn’t handle what was coming next for my son. But he helped in so many ways. I didn’t feel so lost and hopeless. I would recommend meeting with Joe to anyone. He understands families and what they go through.”
    Sandy T. | Marseilles, IL

  • Thank you for your help via phone counseling concerning my situation with my 23yr old daughter after I found your site on the internet. I could not believe Mr. Herzanek truly cared, as I sat and listened on speaker. I was almost frozen with fear and confusion as what to do. I have a lot to figure out. I thank God for people like you—who really care. God Bless You Both.”
    Donna P. | Burr Ridge, IL

  • I didn’t know where to turn. At first we didn’t believe this was happening. Nobody ever knows when they will be in this type of situation. I never thought my son would be an addict and I never knew I could be so strong. If anyone is going through this type of situation, I recommend Drug Addiction Phone Counseling to get help . . . fast!”
    Deborah B. | Grand Junction, CO

  • Having a son with a severe alcohol/drug abuse problem, who has been through more than one treatment program, I was desperately looking for answers. Mr. Herzanek conducted phone sessions with my wife and I, and gave us a plan…and prepared us for and guided us through the confusion, drama and pain.”
    Mark N. | Burlington, WA

  • I wish I had been knowledgeable enough to have talked to Joe the moment I suspected my significant other had a problem with alcohol addiction. It would have saved me a great deal of money, time and pain. The matter of fact, calm and straightforward way that Joe communicates with someone in crisis is extremely reassuring and helpful.”
    Ginnie R. | Augusta, GA

  • I recommend it as a first step in handling a sensitive situation the correct way so that you have no regrets later. If I had met with Joe two years ago, I would have handled the situation very differently, and might not have wasted the last three years of my life. Joe has helped me to move on with my life, detach with love, and not waste a minute longer on uneducated approaches that didn’t work for me.”
    Beth W. | Little Rock, AR

  • Joe’s book was the most informative book I had read on addiction. Our teleconference with him was both uplifting and pragmatic.”
    Tony Marquez
    Vice President of Business Development R.H. | Albertville, MN

  • I just want to say that I had never sought help from someone by phone (not in person), but because Joe’s book was so impactful and informative, I knew if I had contacted him, he would sincerely want to help our family out, and that’s exactly what I found. I thank God for people like Joe who make it their life’s mission to help people get the help they so desperately need.
    I’m the parent of a child struggling with an addiction and I was clueless and ill-equipped to deal with this disease. I truly sensed his sincerity and genuine desire to help. He even asked us to contact him at a later time to let him know how everything is going. I pray that the Lord will bless his work and open doors for him to help even more people than he’s dreamed possible.”
    L.L. | San Antonio, TX

  • My husband is an alcoholic and after talking to Joe, I now know that it is okay not to give up on him, and that there is hope. He walked me through various ways I can show “tough love” and “raising his bottom.” He helped me to plan my next steps.”
    Jessica L. | Miami Beach, FL

  • *Client names changed to protect their privacy.

Our Specialty | Tough Situations

Your situation may be unique, but it’s not hopeless. There IS a solution!

We hope that our books and DVDs can provide useful information to help restore sanity to your life, saving you and your family time, money, stress and unnecessary heartache. If you seek a more in-depth program, we offer Drug Addiction Phone Counseling for family members (and/or the addicted person) with author/addiction counselor Joe Herzanek—specialized to your unique situation.

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