'Building a team, choosing a chairperson, anticipating objections, using checklists, and rehearsing for the intervention itself. The reader will find it all here!' - Robert M. Morse, M.D., Professor of Psychiatry Emeritus, Mayo Medical School
'The most comprehensive book available on the technique of intervention, Love First will save lives!' - Kathy Ketcham, coauthor, Beyond the Influence and The Spirituality of Imperfection
'A landmark book that gives families life-saving tools to help get a loved one into recovery. Bravo!' - Jim Ramstad, United States Congressional Representative
'A no-nonsense approach to how to save someone you love from the ravages of addiction disease.' - William Cope Moyers, author of Broken
'A significant contribution to intervention literature, and an empowering antidote to the disease of addiction.' - William I. White, author of Slaying the Dragon: The History of Addiction Treatment
'I am truly excited about the book Love First. Families and loved ones who read this look at intervention will find the keys to begin the process of recovery. ' - John T. Schwarzlose, President, Betty Ford Center
'A convincing new approach to intervention that puts love and respect first.' - Jack Canfield, coauthor, Chicken Soup for the Soul series
About the Author
Jeff Jay is a professional interventionist 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.
Jeff is the coauthor of the best-selling book "Love First
: A Family's Guide to Intervention," (2nd ed., Hazelden, 2008) and "At Wit's End
: What You Need to Know When a Loved One Is Diagnosed with Addiction and Mental Illness," (Hazelden, 2007). He heads a national private practice that provides intervention and recovery services. He is is a former staff member of the Hazelden Foundation, Brighton Hospital and 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."
More information at the Love First website: lovefirst.net. ^Debra Jay
has been a frequent guest on the Oprah Winfrey Show.
She has also been seen on Dr. Oz.
Debra Jay is a noted columnist, lecturer and nationally known interventionist who specializes in chemically dependent women and older adults. She is the author of several books, including No More Letting Go: The Spirituality of Taking Action Against Alcoholism and Drug Addiction (Bantam), Love First: A Family's Guide to Intervention (Hazelden) and Aging and Addiction: Helping Older Adults Overcome Alcohol or Medication Dependence (Hazelden).