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Joe Herzanek and Form Working Relationship

Milwaukee, WI, January 19, 2011 --( Author, counselor and lecturer Joe Herzanek has joined the team of Mission Enabled and will become an At Large Editor of and and will also make appearances on the internet radio show “Recovery Now.”

Herzanek is the founder of Changing Lives Foundation and author of the book, “Why Don’t They Just QUIT?”, now in its second printing. Herzanek also spends time counseling inmates and advising their family members and others in the community on effective ways to negotiate the often complex “world of addiction and recovery.”

“I have been impressed with Joe’s honesty and openness since our very first “Recovery Now” conversation, but that pales in comparison to my respect for his knowledge and compassion in reaching out and helping people in a deeply personal way,” said Ned Wicker, Host of “Recovery Now” and editor of and “Our web sites and radio show will be enhanced by his participation and we certainly invite you to check out his book, ‘Why Don’t They Just Quit?’ and the accompanying video.”

Formerly the Chaplain at the Boulder (Colorado) County Jail, Joe has spent over 17 years working in Jails and Prisons as both a Chaplain and Addictions Counselor. Joe’s personal struggles earlier in life were preparation for working with offenders who also have addiction problems.

“There is no substitute for the kind of wisdom borne of experience and on that front Joe Herzanek scores high marks,” Wicker added. “For the last couple of years Joe has graciously given of his time and expertise in appearing on “Recovery Now,” our internet round table discussion radio show dedicated to all aspects of addiction. We are pleased to enter into a more formal working relationship with Joe and excited to help addicts and their families avail themselves of his vast personal knowledge of the disease that causes their suffering.

From age 13 to 29, Joe battled his own drug and alcohol problem—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. Information was the key that started the process. Believing that a person must first “know” what to do to make a change brought him to this next chapter in life.

Joe has three children—one of whom still lives at home. He and his wife Judy live in Colorado, enjoy playing with their two Cairn Terriers Lewis and Clark, camping, and most of all—hiking above tree line in the beautiful Rocky Mountains. is published by Mission Enabled to help addicts and their families move addiction into recovery. The two and one half year old site serves more than 5000 people daily by answering questions and publishing reader-submitted stories.

Mission Enabled LLC is the publisher of two websites devoted to helping people struggling with drug and alcohol addiction to begin their recovery. Visit the websites: and Mission Enabled also produces a weekly radio show called Recovery Now!, a round table discussion of addiction and recovery. For more information contact

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