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Dawn Farm Addiction and Recovery Education Series

Apr 27, 2015

Intervention” was presented on April 21, 2015; by Jeff Jay and Debra Jay; internationally-known Intervention specialists, chemical dependency therapists and trainers, and best-selling authors of Love First: A Family’s Guide to Intervention, the newly-released It Takes a Family, A Cooperative Approach to Lasting Sobrietyand several other popular books.

Can others help when a person with addiction doesn’t seem to want help?  Do family and friends have to wait for the person with addiction to “hit bottom?” What if the person is LIVING on the “bottom”? What if the “bottom” is death, or jail, or insanity? Intervention can be a highly effective technique for initiating the recovery process in individuals suffering from chemical dependency. Through the intervention process, people who care can learn how to use love and honesty to break through the fear and denial that keeps a person with addiction locked in the downward spiral of his/her disease, and create a moment of clarity that allows a person with addiction to accept help.  The intervention process helps “raise the bottom” to where the person with addiction is, rather than waiting for him/her to become sicker and “hit bottom” on his/her own. Jeff and Debra Jay literally “wrote the book” on intervention when they developed a love first intervention process that provides family and friends with a powerful force for confronting addiction. Unlike practitioners who espouse a “tough love” approach, they found that love breaks through denial more effectively than toughness. Intervention brings about a moment of clarity that allows a person with addiction to accept help.  With love first and good planning, “tough love” is often unnecessary. This program will describe how the “Love First” process of Intervention can help chemically dependent people find recovery. Key elements of the “Love First” intervention model developed by Jeff and Debra Jay will be discussed. This program by dynamic, highly experienced speakers will bring PRACTICAL INFORMATION, HELP and HOPE to anyone who cares about a chemically dependent person, and to anyone who wants to learn more about the intervention process.  

This program is part of the Dawn Farm Education Series, a FREE, annual education series developed to provide accurate, helpful, hopeful, practical, current information about chemical dependency, recovery, family and related issues.  The Education Series is organized by Dawn Farm, a non-profit community of programs providing a continuum of chemical dependency services. For information, please see