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jherzanek

Longmont, Colorado
I am currently the Director of Creative Development and Marketing for Changing Lives Foundation. I also have over 30 years of (contented, fulfilling) sobriety. Changing Lives is committed to bringing to the public clear and concise information on substance abuse, drug addiction and alcoholism, focusing on how individuals and families recover from these problems. We are convinced that people can recover and make dramatic changes in their lives. My husband Joe and I have written an... Full Bio
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Addiction: It's a family affair. by jherzanek Posted in: Blog Posts in Alcoholism    Watch interview:  Joe Herzanek interviews Larry Weckbaugh / Belay Counseling about the importance of family participation when it comes to successful recovery. ... Read on »
Chaplain pushing to change lives. Boulder County Jail worker honored for his book. by jherzanek Posted in: Blog Posts in Drug Addiction   With an award-winning self-help book to his name and an addiction-recovery foundation under his direction, Boulder County’s jail chaplain is back from a one-year sabb ... Read on »
Chaplain pushing to change lives. Boulder County Jail worker honored for his book. by jherzanek Posted in: Blog Posts in Alcoholism With an award-winning self-help book to his name and an addiction-recovery foundation under his direction, Boulder County’s jail chaplain is back from a one-year sabbati ... Read on »
Does Treatment Have To Cost A Lot? by jherzanek Posted in: Blog Posts in Drug Addiction   Did I grab your interest? Sorry--this is not a free treatment center. Actually, it is not a treatment center at all. Of course, there are some that look like this, but ... Read on »
Does Treatment Have To Cost A Lot? by jherzanek Posted in: Blog Posts in Alcoholism Did I grab your interest? Sorry--this is not a free treatment center. Actually, it is not a treatment center at all. Of course, there are some that look like this, but t ... Read on »
Drug Addiction Help Recovery Resources for Friends, Families and Employers by jherzanek Posted in: Blog Posts in Alcoholism   We’ve listed our favorite, most informative, useful, reliable—and yes, even the most “fun” websites we could find, to help you navigate this challenging world ... Read on »
Gambling vs. Drug addiction? What is your opinion? by jherzanek Posted in: Blog Posts in Women's Health Not long ago we posted this question on an Al-Anon blog site. We're reposting it here along with some of the responses we received and Joe's response at the bottom. F ... Read on »
Intervention: Is there a stranger living in your home? by jherzanek Posted in: Blog Posts in Alcoholism   watch interview clip Joe Herzanek, author/Why Don’t They JUST QUIT?, interviews Dr. Judith Landau about the importance of intervention. Yes, YOU can help your frien ... Read on »
INTERVENTIONS Believe it or not, you do them all the time! by jherzanek Posted in: Blog Posts in Alcoholism   We've all done interventions at various times in our lives, whether we realize it or not. An intervention can be anything from telling a child to be careful on their b ... Read on »
New scientific research breakthrough! by jherzanek Posted in: Blog Posts in Alcoholism   “Overall, very few college students with substance use disorders seek help.” (click headline for full article) How much time/money was wasted finding this common se ... Read on »
Pain Meds Cause More Pain! The New Silent Epidemic by jherzanek Posted in: Blog Posts in Drug Addiction   By Joe Herzanek Technology is wonderful–up to a point. The medical and pharmaceutical industries have made huge advances to help those suffering from all sorts of d ... Read on »
Relapse. It happens. by jherzanek Posted in: Blog Posts in Drug Addiction     What do you do if your loved one relapses? Every strike brings me closer to the next home run. -Babe Ruth Understanding Relapse. Even after re ... Read on »
Relapse. It happens. by jherzanek Posted in: Blog Posts in Alcoholism What do you do if your loved one relapses? Every strike brings me closer to the next home run. -Babe Ruth Understanding Relapse Even after reading this, ... Read on »
Should my husband "back off?" by jherzanek Posted in: Blog Posts in Alcoholism     Q: Dear Joe: My son went to rehab for 30 days and just got out of jail (45 days). He is back living with my husband and me. My husband calls him constantly du ... Read on »
Siblings: The Forgotten Ones by jherzanek Posted in: Blog Posts in Alcoholism     The Parable of the Prodigal Son While he was still a long way off, his father saw him coming. Filled with compassion the father ran to the son, thr ... Read on »
The Role of Faith in Addiction and Recovery. by jherzanek Posted in: Blog Posts in Alcoholism If anyone is interested: Info on free workshop titled: The Role of Faith in Addiction and Recovery. What families and friends need to know.   For more info: Read on »