No More Letting Go The Spirituality of Taking Action Against Alcoholism and Drug Addiction

ISBN-10: 0553383604
ISBN-13: 9780553383607
Edition: 2006
Authors: Debra Jay
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Description: "Detachment" has been the standard message of most addiction literature for the last twenty years. The conventional wisdom offered to an addict's loved ones has been to let the addict "hit bottom" before intervening. Now intervention specialist  More...

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Book details

List price: $16.00
Copyright year: 2006
Publisher: Random House Publishing Group
Publication date: 4/25/2006
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 336
Size: 5.00" wide x 8.25" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.594
Language: English

"Detachment" has been the standard message of most addiction literature for the last twenty years. The conventional wisdom offered to an addict's loved ones has been to let the addict "hit bottom" before intervening. Now intervention specialist Debra Jay challenges this belief and offers a bold new approach to treating addiction that provides a practical and spiritual lifeline to families struggling with alcohol or drug abuse. In No More Letting Go, Jay argues that the traditional advice of "letting go" too often destroys both the addict and the family physically, emotionally, and spiritually. Jay contends that addiction is everybody's business-not just the addict's-and addiction doesn't have the right to trump the welfare of a family. In short, highly accessible chapters written with warmth, understanding, and compassion, Jay weaves together philosophical and religious thought; new science on the brain function of an addict; the physical and psychological impact of addiction on family members; and poignant, real-life family stories. " "No More Letting Go is a powerful, informative guide that provides comfort, hope, and practical advice to anyone affected by a family member's addiction.

Debra Jay is 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. Debra is 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 and Aging and Addiction. 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. Her title, It Takes a Family, made forthcoming books best seller list for the Spring of 2014.

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