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Why don't they just quit? : what families and friends need to know about addiction and recovery

by Joe Herzanek

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5 of 5 people found this review helpful.
One of those books, that when you start reading, you can’t put it down   (2010-11-06)

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“I recently read the book “Why Don’t They JUST QUIT?” by Joe Herzanek. My son had recently told us that he had an alcohol and Vicodin addiction. I didn’t know where to turn first. I talked to someone who had the book because of her son and she brought it to me right away. I could not put it down. I read it from front to back in one sitting. It was like all the answers I was asking in my head, were all answered in that book. It was literally a lifesaver for me. I was pretty sure before I read the book that I couldn’t handle what was coming next for my son. But it helped in so many ways. After I read it, I didn’t feel so lost and hopeless. I would recommend it to anyone dealing with this.” 
—Sandy T. (Marseilles, Illinois)

“There is a tug-of-war going on in the recovery community between those with academic letters behind their names and those who have walked through the tunnel of addiction. For example there are those who believe AA is a positive road to walk on, while others scorn AA for any number of reasons. Joe Herzanek writes and talks about addiction with a warmth and depth of understanding that so many others lack. “Why Don’t They JUST QUIT?”  is superbly written, a straight talking, no frills guide for people to follow. It’s a great resource. Herzanek has walked through the tunnel of addiction and can relate to those who struggle. He understands families and what they go through. The book and DVD make a human connection, beyond the facts of addiction. “
—Ned Wicker (Host/Recovery Now!)

“I recommend this book for anyone that has a family member or a friend with an addiction. It gives you first hand experiences from the author—who has been there. I can’t recommend this book enough. It is one of those books, that when you start reading, you can’t put it down. It helped me to understand what my son must be going thrpugh and pretty much what to expect. It is a book about real people.”
—Carla E. (Marseilles, Illinois)




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