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Dawn Farm Education Series: It Takes a Family: A Cooperative Approach to Lasting Sobriety

June 30, 2015 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Reception 6:30 pm to 7:30 pm. Presentation 7:30 pm to 9:00 pm. Book signing opportunity following the presentation.
Addiction to alcohol/other drugs is often described as a “family disease,” but up until now, families have been mostly left out of the recovery equation, which surely contributes to the ubiquitous nature of relapse. Structured Family Recovery™ starts with a family and ends with a family recovery team. It unlocks the secrets of lasting sobriety”“”“those used to keep addicted doctors sober”“”“and makes them available to families. Debra Jay has created a family recovery program that both revolutionizes recovery and brings it back to its roots. Debra will describe Structured Family Recovery,™ how it is implemented to transform families into recovery teams, and how the newly recovering person is invited to join the team. This presentation will bring PRACTICAL INFORMATION, HELP and HOPE to individuals and family members affected by addiction and to anyone who wants to learn about Structured Family Recovery™ from the expert who developed this technique. and literally “wrote the book” on the Structured Family Recovery™ process.
Reception: There will be a reception from 6:30 to 7:30 pm, with light food, beverages, and the opportunity to meet and socialize.
Book signing: There will be a book purchase/book signing opportunity following the presentation.
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Related reading suggestions:
Book:  “It Takes A Family: A Cooperative Approach to Lasting Sobriety“ by Debra Jay.
Book: “Love First: A Family’s Guide to Intervention” by Debra Jay and Jeff Jay.
Book: “Aging and Addiction“ by Debra Jay and Carol Colleran.  
Book: “No More Letting Go“ by Debra Jay.
Love First Web site.
About the presenter: Debra Jay, BA; Intervention and chemical dependency specialist and author.
Debra Jay
Debra Jay is a noted author, lecturer and interventionist. She is the co-author of the best-selling book “Love First: A Family’s Guide to Intervention” (Hazelden;) “Aging and Addiction” (Hazelden,) and the author of “It Takes A Family: A Cooperative Approach to Lasting Sobriety” (Hazelden;) and “No More Letting Go: The Spirituality of Taking Action Against Alcoholism and Drug Addiction” (Bantam).
Debra worked for the Hazelden Foundation as an inpatient addiction therapist on both men’s and women’s units in primary care. She facilitated the family program, coordinated the older adult program, and worked in the extended care, aftercare and outpatient programs. She designed an outpatient family program. She also supervised the women’s unit. She has worked as a clinical interventionist since 1996.
Debra is a guest lecturer at Wayne State University for graduate-level studies on substance abuse. She is a trustee of the Care Continuum Board of St. John Providence Health System and is a member of the Clinical Care Team. She was honored at the 54th Annual Detroit Bishop’s Dinner and received the Sister Letitia Close Award, which recognized her efforts in helping women affected by the disease of addiction.
Debra appeared frequently on The Oprah Winfrey Show and has been seen most recently on The Dr. Oz Show. She is a nationally recognized public speaker and writes a newspaper column on alcohol and drug addiction. She is a graduate of The Ohio State University and the Hazelden School of Addiction Studies. She is also a graduate of the Dale Carnegie Course on Public Speaking.


June 30, 2015
6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
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Dawn Farm
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St. Joseph Mercy Hospital Education Center
5305 Elliott Drive
Ypsilanti, MI 48197 United States
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