Addiction: A Brain Disease,
Joe Herzanek, Author/Speaker
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(Sampler): A former drug addict himself, Joe Herzanek speaks about, answers questions and signs his new book, “Why Don’t They Just Quit? Hope for Families Struggling with Addiction.”
Joe Herzanek is a man who battled his own demons of addiction over thirty years ago. He often tells others, “I know people can change. If I can do it, anyone can!”
Herzanek is the president and founder of the Colorado Nonprofit Organization, Changing Lives Foundation. As a State Certified Addiction Counselor in Colorado he’s spent over twenty-three years working in the criminal justice system as a Chaplain and Addiction Counselor at both the Boulder and Weld County Jails.
Joe is the former host of Recovery Television, Eye On Addiction Radio, speaker, producer of several DVDs and author of the multi-award-winning book “Why Don’t They Just Quit? Hope for families struggling with addiction” written for families and friends searching to help a loved one recover from alcohol or drug addiction. His book along with the companion DVD “The 10 Toughest Questions” offer rare insights into the mind of the addict and how addiction impacts the family.
“People don’t learn from their mistakes,
they learn from the consequences of their mistakes.
Remove the consequences and you will have robbed them
of a potentially valuable life lesson.”
– Chaplain Joe Herzanek, Why Don’t They Just Quit?
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Chaplain Joe Herzanek and Judy met in 1984 at an AA meeting in Kansas City and have been married and in long-term recovery for over 30 years. Together they manage the Colorado Nonprofit Organization, Changing Lives Foundation, providing hope and help for families struggling with addiction, alcoholism or substance abuse.
As the mom of a child struggling with addiction, and the author of ‘The Joey Song: A Mother’s Story of Her Son’s Addiction,’ my ‘go to’ book is still “Why Don’t They Just Quit? ~Sandy Swenson
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
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
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>What is Methadone? What is Harm Reduction?
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Addiction: A Brain Disease, Joe Herzanek, Author/Speaker