Why Don't They Just Quit? What families and friends need to know about addiction and recovery.
This award-winning book covers critical topics:
- Why a person does not have to hit rock-bottom
- When helping is actually hurting
- How to deal with a relapse
- Why effective intervention doesn't have to be a surprise attack
Achieve the peace of mind that comes from knowing what works, what doesn't and why. Why Don't They JUST QUIT? provides the answers you're looking for. More
Real-life solutions to help you now!
Watching a loved one immersed in an intense battle with alcohol and drug abuse may be the most difficult, complex and harrowing experience you'll ever have. This book offers a message of hope to families and friends, giving practical solutions so they can help anyone struggling with addiction to begin the road to recovery.
-Why a person doesn't have to hit rock-bottom before getting help. (page 111)
-When helping is actually hurting. (page 57)
-Why quitting is not the same as recovering. (page 5)
-How to deal with a relapse. (page 187)
-How to receive 50 percent or more off the cost of treatment. (page 97)
-Why a parent would leave their child due to their addiction. (page 245)
-Why effective intervention doesn't have to be a surprise attack. (page 49)
Answers to over 30 common, and not so common questions.
Inspiring first-hand recovery stories from real people!
Praise for Why Don't They Just Quit?
This book was a God send! I have struggled as a parent of an addict for years, and now I am finally able to see that it is not in my ability to heal him! This book was life changing, LIFE CHANGING! I can now begin to recover myself, even if my child doesn't! Thank you Joe, for writing this book! ~Shelley K. (parent)
Joe's book helps us to understand the addiction and recovery process. He combines a lifetime of personal and professional experience dealing with this issue in a practical and highly personal overview. The book is excellent. I wish I had read it a year ago. ~Sheriff Joe Pelle, Boulder County, Colorado
As a Mother, I found this book to be full of empathy, tough-love and practical information. I especially appreciate that Joe included the spiritual part of recovery, which other resources often avoid. Most importantly, the underlying message that I learned was that anyone can recover. ~Vicki Beatty, Celebrate Recovery Leader/Covenant Chapel, Leawood, Kansas
This book will be valued by many, many people. A very meaningful gift of God's grace to families who need sanity in the middle of their runaway insanity. ~Mike Richards Jr., Director of Recovery Ministries/International Bible Society, Houston, Texas
Your story has encouraged me and helped me to deal with my son's problems and has given me great peace as a parent. I can put away the guilt and the shame, pick up my own pieces and move forward, helping him to do the same. ~Kathy Cowley, Parent, Longmont, Colorado
. . . stayed up late last night reading various parts of it; inspiring! This book is for people like me; someone with chemically addicted people in their life-- a must read for the addicted and those who care about them. ~Donna Schwartz, MFT, CAC III Valley Hope Treatment Services in Colorado, former Family Program Therapist of Parker Valley Hope Treatment Center
Many of you reading this book are facing the battle of your life. Alcohol and drugs consumed my daughter's life. I can't put into words the anguish of attending my daughter's funeral. I wish I would have had this book long ago. Maybe Mia would still be here. I didn't know how to help her. This book is full of answers I could have used. ~Pam M. (Mia's Mom), Niwot, Colorado
This book is a must read . . . I consider Why Don't They Just Quit? to be one of the top five recovery books for families. ~Nicholas Taylor, Ph.D., Licensed Clinical Psychologist, National Expert on the Treatment of Methamphetamine Addiction
New! Revised/Updated Edition (contains valuable new insights, resource info and first-person accounts from parents who have struggled and won!)