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Dawn Farm Addiction and Recovery Education Series

May 25, 2019

“Intervention to Durable Recovery: The Power of Family” was presented on April 16, 2019, by Debra Jay (with the first section of the audio presented by Jeff Jay in a previous presentation on November 21, 2017.)

Addiction is often described as a “family condition” – but families have often been left out of the recovery equation. Involved, supportive families play a critical role in the recovery process, from initiation through long-term recovery, and families provide an important reservoir of influence and support towards making lasting sobriety a reality. Through extensive work in intervention and family recovery, Debra Jay and Jeff Jay have developed highly effective, detailed Intervention and Structured Family Recovery™ processes that unlock the secrets of lasting sobriety – techniques that help addicted physicians and pilots 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 that unites the person with addiction and his/her family in working towards the common goal of sustained recovery. 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. 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 substance use disorders, recovery, family and related issues. The Education Series is organized by Dawn Farm, a non-profit community of programs providing a continuum of substance use disorder treatment and recovery support services. For information, please see

Debra Jay and Jeff Jay
Debra and Jeff Jay are best-selling authors, speakers and clinicians. Their best-selling book "Love First: A Family’s Guide to Intervention" has helped thousands of families to help their loved one initiate recovery, and Debra’s new book “It Takes A Family” is helping families come together to form a recovery team that maximizes the potential for a successful outcome for all involved. Jeff's most recent book, “Navigating Grace," recounts a gripping journey through perilous ocean waters and through his own soul to finding hope and serenity. Jeff and Debra have a national private practice that provides clinical services and training, including Intervention and Structured Family Recovery. For more information please see their Love First web site: