Leave addiction behind for good. Discover the missing link of biochemical restoration and start your way to full recovery. 

Biochemical restoration has helped more than a thousand InnerBalance patients break free of the addiction cycle. And it’s what saved the author and co-founder of InnerBalance, Joe Eisele, from his own near-deadly ride on the addiction train.

Leaving Drug and Alcohol Addiction for Good - Joe Eisele, InnerBalance Health Center Loveland, CO

This marvelous book is filled with concepts, tools, tips and signposts for guiding one’s life toward a new start. A new beginning. One filled with hope, optimism, and empowerment…not just to survive, but to thrive.

Allen D. Brandon, Ph.D.

Founder, Rocky Mountain Neuropsychological Sciences, P.C.; Fort Collins, CO


The book that reveals the missing link for full recovery

This book is the result of years of research and study that Joe Eisele undertook as an accredited addiction specialist, after succumbing to addiction as a teenager—total, severe, desperate, sinking so low that suicide seemed the only option.

Why did full recovery seem so elusive? 

In Joe’s experience, what was missing from many addiction-treatment programs was the critical component of biochemical restoration. This holistic approach is “the missing link” that Joe provides patients at InnerBalance. 

Biochemical restoration is what brings our metabolic systems into balance. It is fundamental to full recovery. It’s what helps to stop the discouraging cycle of relapses. What’s more, it can even play a role in keeping individuals off the addiction train in the first place. 

If you are fighting drug or alcohol addiction, this book is an important resource for you, your loved ones, and the professionals working with you to help you make your way to full recovery.

Leaving Drug and Alcohol Addiction Books

Help for both addicted individuals and their loved ones

In this book I tell my own story of addiction and recovery through conversations I had with Sharon Montgomery over the course of three years. 

In the process of telling her my story, Sharon revealed her own—of the battle she was currently engaged in with her teenage son, Lorin, and his own serious addiction.

We realized that we could offer readers not only our experience but true empathy. We literally do feel your pain—as the person struggling with addiction, and the family member fighting to keep a loved one from total destruction. 

Leaving Drug and Alcohol Addictions for Good helps you gain the answers and direction you’re looking for. Have hope. With help, you can get through this and thrive!

~ Joe

“This book is important. It tells how a person or family struggling with addictions can find success working with a combination of biochemical repair and a standard mental/emotional program for addictions.  And it gives them a message to not give up in looking for help.”


William Billica, MD, FAAFP,

Practitioner at Tri-Life Health PC

Excerpts from the chapters

From Part One, Use and Abuse: “Feels So Good”

“As a teen, I thought I’d found the solution with drugs and drinking,” Joe continued. “I never talked about it with my family because I didn’t want it to go away. It just felt too good. But it became apparent to them that I was becoming a problem because of issues in high school. Even so, my parents didn’t connect my problems with my drug and alcohol use. Of course,” he added, “they didn’t know how much I was using, either.

“And remember,” Joe said, “once people try to interrupt the chemical use, the addicted person sees them as interfering with their life. Their loved ones are taking away the most important thing. They just want to be left alone because they have found a solution to their problems—or so they think. 

“As addicted individuals, we need the relief that our chemicals provide, and we aren’t about to go back to the pain and discomfort for anyone or anything. Until we hit bottom.”

From Part Two, Addiction: “A Loved One Says ‘No More’”

I watched Lorin detox for the second time, only this time under watchful eyes in the hospital. It gave me time for my heartache to turn to shock, and then to cold anger. 

“I was resentful as hell, Joe. The kind of resentment that settled right into my bones. I knew he was my son and that I was supposed to love him no matter what, but I had hit my line, Lorin had crossed it, and I didn’t even know such a line was possible.” I could hear my voice rising as I spat out the words.

“Sharon, loved ones hit bottom, just like addicted people do,” Joe said. “Sometimes, they can hit bottom earlier than those who are addicted. It’s a hard and complicated process, and can be as difficult for the loved one as it is for the addicted person.”

From Part Three, Recovery: “The Progression of Recovery”

“None of us—myself included—are done working on ourselves or setting goals,” Joe continued. “Even throughout recovery. Holistically, there’s always work to do to improve ourselves. Staying clean and sober is a daily routine. You’ve got to be proactive and stay on top of it. If and when we can get there, this last part of the addiction journey is an acknowledgment that as long as we are alive, we need to keep working on ourselves, on our potential, and on loving life.”


A look at what’s
in the book

Leaving Drug and Alcohol Addiction for Good - Joe Eisele, InnerBalance Health Center Loveland, CO
Holistic Addiction Book

What a fantastic book—wonderful story, lucid language, meaningful content. I could feel the intense desire to understand the problem and find a solution. I have learnt a lot about the addiction train. I will prescribe your book to all.

Dr. Vaijayanti Ingawale
Head of Mosaic pediatric/adolescent clinic, Thane, India

I know a lot of us with years of recovery who are still struggling with sleep, mood, diet, etc., and I think biochemical restoration is this missing link. I’m thrilled to have this resource to direct people to.

Jordan Fouts
15 years in recovery

About the Storytellers.

Leaving Addiction Book Authors Joe Sharon InnerBalance Health Center

JOSEPH EISELE is the co-founder and clinical director of InnerBalance Health Center in Loveland, Colorado. A holistic treatment center established in 1999 for individuals battling drug and alcohol addiction, the center provides a comprehensive program that employs ongoing biochemical restoration as a critical step in long-term, sustainable recovery. Eisele is a pioneer in the use of biochemical restoration, the “missing link” he discovered during his own journey to sobriety more than thirty-five years ago. He holds state and national certifications as an alcohol and drug therapist and received specialized training as an interventionist from the Johnson Institute, which maintains strong ties with the Hazelden Foundation Center for Public Advocacy.

Joe Eisele

SHARON MONTGOMERY is an author and business storyteller living in Denver, Colorado. In 2015, She founded N-Compass Writing Services, a business content agency for small business owners. Sharon has worked both internationally and locally to create “informational narratives”, her solution to boring, cheesy, salesy corporate books and biographies. She utilized her experience running a household in a 28-year marriage and being a mom of 5 (plus extras) for perspective while writing this book, a three-year project. Sharon is a budding container gardener, noting that plants are all she’s got room to take care of now that kids and pets are no longer underfoot. Her tomato plants (and her husband) make a great audience for her stories.

Sharon Montgomery