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Intervention to Durable Recovery: The Power of Family

April 21, 2020 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Location: St. Joseph Mercy Michigan Heart and Vascular Institute auditorium, 5325 Elliott Drive, Ypsilanti Michigan 48197. Park in parking area “M”.
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Book sale/signing after the presentation
ittakesafamilyLove FirstAddiction is often described as a “family disease”, but up until now, families have been mostly left out of the recovery equation. Involved, supportive families play a critical role in the recovery process, from initiation through long-term recovery. Through extensive work in intervention and family recovery, Debra Jay has developed highly effective, detailed Intervention and Structured Family Recovery™ processes that unlock the secrets of lasting sobriety, techniques that help addicted physicians attain lasting recovery – and make them available to families. The intervention process starts with a concerned family and the Structured Family Recovery™ process ends with a family recovery team that maximizes the potential for a successful outcome for all involved. This presentation will describe how to do an intervention and how to build a recovery team.  The presentation will provide practical, helpful, hopeful information about intervention and family recovery that will both revolutionize recovery and bring recovery back to its roots. Jeff and Debra Jay are dynamic, highly experienced speakers whose materials are liberally interwoven with compassion, humor, personal stories and real-life descriptions.
Video April 2019. 
Audio April 2019. 
Related reading suggestions:
Love First web site.
Love First: A Family’s Guide to Intervention by Jeff Jay and Debra Jay.
It Takes A Family by Debra Jay.
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About the presenters:
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Jeff Jay and Debra Jay
Jeff Jay is a clinical interventionist, educator and author. His work has appeared on CNN, the Jane Pauley Show, PBS, Forbes Online and in 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 the Michigan Association of Alcohol and Drug Abuse Counselors, Dawn Farm, and the Employee Assistance Professionals Association of Greater Detroit. He currently serves on the advisory board of Jefferson House, in Detroit, Michigan. Jeff is the coauthor of the best-selling book Love First: A Family’s Guide to Intervention (second edition, Hazelden, 2008). His newest book is Navigating Grace, a Solo Voyage of Survival and Redemption (Hazelden, September 2015.) He is also the co-author of At Wit’s End: What You Need to Know When a Loved One Is Diagnosed with Addiction and Mental Illness, (Hazelden, 2007). Jeff Jay heads a national private practice that provides intervention and recovery mentoring services. He is a former clinician with the Hazelden Foundation and Sacred Heart Rehabilitation Center.
Debra Jay 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. Debra Jay is a noted author, lecturer and interventionist. 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 Jay 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 Jay sits on the boards of St. John Providence Health System, Dawn Farm, and previously Brighton Hospital. Debra is author of “It Takes a Family: A Cooperative Approach to Lasting Sobriety”, (Hazelden, 2014), the guide to Structured Family Recovery™. She is also the author of “No More Letting Go: The Spirituality of Taking Action Against Alcoholism and Drug Addiction”(Bantam). She is coauthor of the books “Love First: A Family’s Guide to Intervention” (second edition, Hazelden, 2008) and “Aging and Addiction” 
(Hazelden). She has appeared frequently on The Oprah Winfrey Show. She has been seen on The Dr. Oz Show. Debra is a nationally recognized public speaker and writes a newspaper column on alcohol and drug addiction.


April 21, 2020
7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
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St. Joseph Mercy Michigan Heart and Vascular Institute Auditorium
5325 Elliot Drive
Ypsilanti, MI 48197 United States
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