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Alcoholism and Addiction Intervention • Structured Family Recovery® • Professional Training fo Debra's new book is: "It Takes a Family."

Clinical interventionist, Structured Family Recovery®, books, podcasts, articles, training, tips and help for dealing with addiction. Details at http://lovefirst.net/

Jeff Jay and Debra Jay, authors of the best-selling book "Love First." Specific expertise in dealing with alcoholism, drug addiction (co***ne, crack, he**in, opiates, prescription drug abuse and more), older adults and baby-boomers

Story of SFR | Love First 23/02/2024

Debra Jay shares the story of Structured Family Recovery®

Story of SFR | Love First

4 How To Talk To A Person In Treatment 21/02/2024

Not sure how to talk to your loved one in treatment?

4 How To Talk To A Person In Treatment Addiction specialist, clinical interventionist, author.

Intervention Training and Certification | Love First 14/02/2024

Our 2024 Love First Certified Interventionist training will be here before we know it.

Intervention Training and Certification | Love First Interventionist training and certification in the Love First model. Experienced clinicians, clergy and qualified professionals only. Five days, 30 CEUs.

12/01/2024

"Leveraging the Power of Family to Achieve Durable Recovery" is Jeff's topic for Frontiers In Addiction Lecture Series next Tuesday. You can use the link to register. Last day to register.

Join us next week: https://discoverybehavioral-health.ce-go.com/leveraging-the-power-of-family-to-achieve-durable-recovery

20/12/2023

Love First wishes each of you a Merry and Bright Season of Light.

Our offices will be closed December 23rd through December 26th.

Structured Family Recovery® training | Love First 11/12/2023

Structured Family Recovery® training | Love First Training for experienced therapists and clergy to work with family systems, from addiction treatment throughout the first year of recovery.

11/12/2023

Learn more at lovefirst.net

Structured Family Recovery® training | Love First 06/12/2023

2024 Structured Family Recovery® Training

Structured Family Recovery® training | Love First Training for experienced therapists and clergy to work with family systems, from addiction treatment throughout the first year of recovery.

22/11/2023

Our team will return for regular office hours on Monday, November 27th.

‎It Takes a Family 09/11/2023

“Structured Family Recovery is a program of action. It is therapeutic, but it isn’t therapy. It supports Twelve Step recovery for alcoholics, addicts, and family members, but it isn’t AA or any other Twelve Step group. Like PHPs, it supports ongoing recovery—designed so that every member of the family contributes to preventing relapse, healing the whole family, and building trust. Through structure and accountability, a new outlook emerges.”

Excerpt From It Takes a Family
Debra Jay

‎It Takes a Family ‎Health, Mind & Body · 2021

SFR Training Curriculum | Love First 07/11/2023

Our Early Bird Pricing ends soon for Structured Family Recovery Counselor Training

SFR Training Curriculum | Love First The Structured Family Recovery® (SFR) Counselor Training (and all subsequent advanced SFR trainings), are designed to increase a student’s critical thinking skills in terms of addressing ASAM’s Six Dimensions in a way that has not been done in our field before. The book It Takes a Family: A Coo...

‎Love First 01/11/2023

“Love restores lost hope. When the most important people in an alcoholic’s life come together with a sincere and honest outpouring of love, guided by the proper planning and organization, they ignite a profound emotional shift that signals new possibilities and a new solution.”

Excerpt From
Love First
Jeff Jay & Debra Jay

‎Love First ‎Health, Mind & Body · 2021

Structured Family Recovery® training | Love First 12/10/2023

https://lovefirst.net/training-for-professionals/sfr-counselor-training/

Structured Family Recovery®
Counselor Training & Certification Training
Our 2024 Dates are set: January 31, 2024 – February 10, 2024

Structured Family Recovery® training | Love First Training for experienced therapists and clergy to work with family systems, from addiction treatment throughout the first year of recovery.

It Takes a Family: Creating Lasting Sobriety, Togetherness, and Happiness (Love First Family Recovery) 18/09/2023

It Takes a Family 2nd edition Kindle version is on flash sale for $1.99

It Takes a Family: Creating Lasting Sobriety, Togetherness, and Happiness (Love First Family Recovery) It Takes a Family: Creating Lasting Sobriety, Togetherness, and Happiness (Love First Family Recovery)

Love First: A Family's Guide to Intervention (Love First Family Recovery) 18/09/2023

Love First 3rd edition flash sale for the Kindle version - $1.99

Love First: A Family's Guide to Intervention (Love First Family Recovery) Love First: A Family's Guide to Intervention (Love First Family Recovery)

Love First Intervention 29/08/2023

When we do a good, structured family intervention for addiction, we use the power of love and concern in a specific and organized way to break through our loved one’s denial and defenses, and bring them to a moment of clarity, so they can accept help. The goal is treatment. Furthermore, we want to bring the whole family system into recovery — to make a home for recovery in our home.

Love First Intervention Let's get started on a Love First intervention

Alcohol-Related Deaths Are Rising Among Women 10/08/2023

Alcohol-Related Deaths Are Rising Among Women The gap between male and female fatalities is narrowing, including for people 65 and older. Here’s how to know if you need to cut back on your drinking.

Even a Little Alcohol Can Harm Your Health 22/07/2023

"Scientists think that the main way alcohol causes health problems is by damaging DNA. When you drink alcohol, your body metabolizes it into acetaldehyde, a chemical that is toxic to cells. Acetaldehyde both “damages your DNA and prevents your body from repairing the damage,” Dr. Esser explained. 'Once your DNA is damaged, then a cell can grow out of control and create a cancer tumor.'." -NYT

Even a Little Alcohol Can Harm Your Health Recent research makes it clear that any amount of drinking can be detrimental. Here’s why you may want to cut down on your consumption beyond Dry January.

Obituary information for Meredith Faye Sonetz 17/07/2023

We are filled with great sadness in learning that Meredith Sonetz has passed away. Our most heartfelt condolences to her husband, children, and extended family. Meredith was a beautiful soul in this world and will be dearly missed by so many.

Obituary information for Meredith Faye Sonetz View Meredith Faye Sonetz's obituary, contribute to their memorial, see their funeral service details, and more.

13/07/2023

...remembering the class of 2018 at the Love First Certified Clinical Interventionist training in Minnesota. What a great group!

Acceptance | Love First 07/07/2023

https://lovefirst.net/acceptance/

Acceptance | Love First Acceptance isn't resignation. Instead, it serves as a starting point for transformation and healing.

24/06/2023

Our 2023 Love First Clinical Intervention Training participants.

23/05/2023

Love First Office will be closed Monday, May 29th

Debra Jay Podcast 18/04/2023

Debra Jay recently helped kick off Cumberland Heights New Podcasts.

Debra Jay Podcast For our debut episode, Dr. Nick Hayes, Chief Science Officer at Cumberland Heights, welcomes author, speaker, and addiction specialist Debra Jay to our new R...

09/03/2023

.."If alcoholics and addicts won't accept help until they're ready, what will it take to get them ready?" From Love First 3rd edition, page 13

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Intervention Training and Certification | Love First 02/03/2023

Discount for early registration. Become a Love First certified clinical interventionist.

Intervention Training and Certification | Love First Love First certified interventionist training and certification -- for experienced clinicians, clergy and other qualified professionals by Jeff and Debra Jay

Love First has free First Step resources 01/03/2023

Love First has free First Step resources If you are considering an intervention because of a loved one's alcoholism see this link

Timeline photos 01/03/2023

During the last twenty years, Love First has become the go-to intervention guide for tens of thousands of families.

The 3rd edition is updated with the latest addiction science and insights gained from decades of front-line experience in family interventions and contains practical tools for taking the next step together, transforming the intervention team into an ongoing community of loving support, lasting accountability, and lifelong recovery.

Purchase Love First: https://bit.ly/3xdBEHO

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