You no longer follow Judy Herzanek

You will no longer see updates from this user when they write new reviews, or suggestions based on their library or recommendations.

You can re-follow a user if you change your mind.

OK

You now follow Judy Herzanek

You will receive updates from this user when they write new reviews, or suggestions based on their library or recommendations.

You can unfollow a user if you change your mind.

OK

Judy Herzanek

. . . a Colorado Mom

Loveland, Colorado

2
HELPFUL VOTES
  • 1 reviews
  • 1 ratings
  • 1 titles in library
  • 0 purchased in 2014
FOLLOWING
4
FOLLOWERS
0

  • Why Don't They Just Quit?

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 54 mins)
    • By Joe Herzanek
    • Narrated By J. D. Hart
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (6)
    Performance
    (6)
    Story
    (6)

    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.

    Johnny says: "Solutions for the most insidious affliction"
    "Anyone close to an addict should listen to this."
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    If you could sum up Why Don't They Just Quit? in three words, what would they be?

    Practical advice, Candid, Full of answers


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Why Don't They Just Quit??

    For me, one of the most memorable moments in this audio book is the section on "Raising the Bottom." Joe uses real-life examples from his own experiences to illustrate this point.

    A friend who had read the book mentioned this particular part to me and said "I hit a 'Thank you, Lord' moment when reading about raising the bottom. I've wondered about that idea for some time now but couldn't seem to find professionals nor support groups who I felt were smart enough to answer my questions."

    Another important section is the one about "Siblings: the forgotten ones. How siblings get hurt" (vital information that every family member should know about). Joe's Mother, Gladys gives her account of how she ultimately intervened; his former wife candidly reveals how his addiction affected her and their young daughter and Joe's daughter Jami speaks about her feelings as she struggled to come to terms with being "left behind."


    What about J. D. Hart’s performance did you like?

    I particularly like the friendliness, clarity and down-to-earth quality of J.D.'s voice as I listened. I almost felt as though I was sitting down at his kitchen table over a cup of coffee and having a "heart-to-heart" talk.

    The addition of a woman's voice to the narration also added authenticity and warmth to the sections from Joe's Mom, former wife and daughter.


    What insight do you think you’ll apply from Why Don't They Just Quit??

    The main insight I received from listening to this book is that no matter how "impossible" a person's situation may seem, there are solutions and there is hope.

    I also learned that families have much more power than they realize. The more information we have, as family members and friends--the more likely it will be that we can help the person we care about--and also learn to take care of ourselves and our family members in the meantime.


    Any additional comments?

    After listening to this book I have a greater understanding of this topic of addiction and recovery and how it affects the entire family. Practical solutions are explained in terms anyone can understand.

    I believe that people who listen to this will save themselves many, many days of suffering and stress.

    I also think that this format (listening to the book via an audio download) is a great way for a spouse or family member to gain insight and information on the topic of addiction without the addicted family member knowing (no "hiding the book under the mattress!").

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful

Report Inappropriate Content

If you find this review inappropriate and think it should be removed from our site, let us know. This report will be reviewed by Audible and we will take appropriate action.

Cancel

Thank You

Your report has been received. It will be reviewed by Audible and we will take appropriate action.