JOE AND JUDY HERZANEK Joe has been drug and alcohol free for 33 years and Judy for 27 years.
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 33 years of abstinence from substances. Treatment gave him the information and structure needed to begin his journey of recovery.
Joe Herzanek is the president and founder of Changing Lives Foundation. As a certified addiction professional in Colorado he spent over seventeen years working in the criminal justice system as the Chaplain at the Boulder County Jail. 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 author of the award-winning book "Why Don't They Just Quit?"
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."
Have you "tried everything?" Family Addiction Crisis Counseling: with Author/Addiction Counselor Joe Herzanek
"Together we can formulate a plan to restore sanity to your life-saving you and your family time, money, stress and unnecessary heartache."
Providing family members with substance abuse counseling. Over 30 years of real-life, hands-on experience and success.
"This morning when I got up I couldn't stop crying. After my session with Joe I have renewed hope and a plan for the future." ~ Tanya R. (Brooklyn, NY)
"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, Colorado)