Love First A Family's Guide to Intervention

ISBN-10: 1592856616

ISBN-13: 9781592856619

Edition: 2nd 2008 (Revised)

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The top-selling 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. Dispelling two damaging mythsthat an addict has to hit bottom and that intervention must be confrontationalJeff and Debra Jay's proven approach puts love first and shows families, step by step, what to do. This new and updated edition adds to the core material in the Jays' classic book identifying enabling behaviors, building the team, writing an intervention letter, choosing a treatment centerwith the most up-to-date scientific information and intervention techniques available. New chapters on psychiatric, gambling, eating, and other disorders give family members and other concerned people the knowledge and tools to face the important people in their lives who are dealing with a range of self-destructive illnesses. New material on meeting the specific needs of adolescents, aging adults, and professionals is also included.
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List price: $15.95
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 2008
Publisher: Hazelden
Publication date: 8/29/2008
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 360
Size: 5.50" wide x 8.50" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.034
Language: English

A graduate of the University of Minnesota & a certified alcohol & drug counselor, Jeff Jay is president of the Terry McGovern Foundation in Washington, D.C., & director of Program Development/CIO at Brighton Hospital Treatment Center in Brighton, Michigan.

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.

Note to the Reader
Insights into Alcoholism and Other Drug Addictions
Love First
What Does It Take to Get an Alcoholic or Addict to Accept Help?
Are You Barking Up the Wrong Tree?
When You and the Alcoholic Are Speaking Different Languages
When Keeping You Off Balance Is a Good Thing for an Alcoholic or Addict
What Science Has Learned about the Genetics of Addiction
The Addicted Brain
Eleven Misconceptions about Chemical Dependency
Understanding Family Responses
Good Intentions Can Take You Down the Wrong Road
Combine Love with Denial and You Have Innocent Enabling
Combine Reality with Fear and You Have Desperate Enabling
What Are the "Rewards" of Enabling?
Detachment: A New Recipe
Are You Seeing the Addict as a Bad Person or as a Sick Person?
Using the Power of the Group
Preparing for an Intervention
Building a Team
A Few Things to Consider before Picking Up the Phone
Involving Doctors and Other Professionals
Involving the Workplace
Finalizing Your Team
Becoming Aware of the Influence of the Group
Understanding the Role of Leverage
What Do You Need to Know?
Using the Planner
Keeping Tabs on Your Progress
Calling Treatment Centers and Asking Questions
Choosing a Date and Time
Choosing a Place
Selecting a Chairperson
Do You Need a Professional Interventionist?
Choosing Inpatient over Outpatient Treatment
Finding Low-Cost or No-Cost Treatment
Writing a Letter to Your Addicted Loved One
Letters Written for Real Interventions
Your Bottom Line
The Intervention
Listing Possible Objections and Your Answers
Rehearsing the Intervention
Some Thoughts for Intervention Day
Notes for the Chairperson
Making Team Decisions
Intervening on an Adolescent
Intervening on Someone Over Age Fifty-five
What an Intervention Looks Like
Intervention: A Portrayal
A Different Ending
Helping without a Family Intervention
Executive-Style Intervention
After the Intervention
Talking to People Who Did Not Take Part in the Intervention
Sending Your Intervention Letters to the Counselor
Understanding What Goes On during Treatment
Preparing for Objections during Treatment
Supporting the Alcoholic or Addict during Treatment
Your First Al-Anon Meeting
A Few Words about Alcoholics Anonymous
Preparing for the Possibility of Relapse
Using Family Intervention for Other Problems
An Instrument of Love
Tools and Resources
Building a Team
The Planner
The Checklist
Enabling Behaviors
Evaluating Treatment Centers
Objections and Answers
Bottom Lines
Family and Friends Commitment Statement
Quiz: Is a Family Member Chemically Dependent?
Quiz: Signs of Alcoholism and Drug Abuse in Older People
Quiz: Is Our Teen Chemically Dependent?
Quiz: Signs of Inhalant Use in Our Teen
Quiz: Are You Troubled by Someone's Drinking?
The Jellinek Curve
Web Sites
Books and Publications
Twelve Step Organizations
Alcohol and Drug Treatment Centers
Low-Cost Alcohol and Drug Treatment Centers
Alcohol and Drug Treatment Centers for Special Populations
Help Lines
Twelve Steps of Alcoholics Anonymous
About the Authors
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