Addictions don't pause because of the pandemic; family interventions may be necessary even in the time of coronavirus. Jeff and Debra Jay provide clear steps for harnessing the power of family, friends, and professionals to claim and create a better future with loved ones who suffer from addiction.
This revised and expanded edition of the most popular and effective book on intervention features enhanced tools and techniques to help loved ones face addiction.
As a standard-setting book on intervention, Love First has helped tens of thousands of families, friends, and professionals create a loving and effective plan for helping those who suffer from addiction. This revised and expanded edition adds to the core material in this classic book with the most up-to-date scientific information and new intervention techniques for alcohol and other drug addictions--and an array of disorders.
About the Author
Jeff Jay is a professional interventionist, educator, and author. His work has appeared on CNN, The Jane Pauley Show, PBS, Forbes Online and professional journals. He is a graduate of the University of Minnesota, and a certified addictions professional. He has served as president of the Terry McGovern Foundation in Washington, DC, and on the boards of directors for several professional organizations. He and Debra Jay head a national private practice that provides intervention and crisis management services. He is a former clinician with Sacred Heart Rehabilitation Center. His personal recovery from addiction dates from October 4, 1981."I am passionate about intervention for a very simple reason," says Jeff. "Intervention saved my life."
Debra Jay is in private practice with Jeff Jay, providing intervention training and consultation services for families. She specializes in older adult intervention. She previously worked as an addiction specialist. She is a nationally known speaker and has been writing a newspaper column on alcohol and drugs since 1996. Debra has regularly appeared on the Oprah Winfrey Show.