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

It took Joe Eisele from age 14 to 30, years of personal despair and emotional and financial misery for his family, until he learned that his lifetime of terrors, anxiety, depression, low self-esteem, and discomfort was caused not by mental illness or lack of will power but biochemical imbalances that included low thyroid, heavy metal toxicity, high histamines, low neurotransmitters, allergies, a genetic demand for higher than normal levels of B6 and zinc, and other needs that had never been diagnosed or addressed. And, once addressed, he could finally stop self-medicating with drugs, for good.

This is a bite-your-nails story with a happy ending because Eisele did achieve biochemical recovery, and as Founder/Clinical Director of InnerBalance, a treatment program in Loveland, Colorado, he has made a career of making sure others are properly diagnosed for the biochemical basis of their cravings and distress. I’m proud to say he is a current member of the Alliance for Addiction Solutions Advisory Board.

Through the clever device of Eisele telling his story as the one using drugs and his coauthor telling her story as the mother of an addicted son in point-counterpoint through the book, the two poignantly share with readers not only the perspective of the person addicted but also the unfortunate family who’s been unwillingly dragged onto the addiction train. I found this book difficult to put down, forcing myself to do so to go to bed at night and grabbing it again as soon as I had a free moment during the day. Highly recommended.

Carolyn Reuben, L.Ac., R.T.

Licensed Acupuncturist, Health Educator, and Registered Trainer with the National Acupuncture Detoxification Association