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Love First: A New Approach to Intervention for Alcoholism and Drug Addiction (A Hazelden Guidebook)

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If alcoholics and addicts won't accept help until they're ready, what gets them ready? This book provides an answer in clear, concise terms. Dispelling two damaging myths -- that an addict has to hit bottom and that intervention must be confrontational -- the authors' proven approach puts love first and shows families, step by step, what to do next. "A convincing new appro ...more
Paperback, 280 pages
Published September 1st 2000 by Hazelden
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Todd
Jan 24, 2009 Todd rated it it was amazing
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This is a great discovery. I have always been of the "you can't help the addict until the addict is ready to help themselves" mentality. This book challenges that tenet. The authors believe that the those of us faced with dealing with an addict need to ask what will it take to get the addict ready to accept help.

They quote from the work of Dr. Vernon Johnson who some consider to be the grandfather of intervention techniques back in the 1960's.

A couple of quotes that really struck me are as follo
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Judy Herzanek
Very Practical. One of the best resources on intervention.

I have personally loaned this book to friends who needed immediate help.

Very practical.

This book is something anyone should read if they are thinking about attending an intervention.



Judy Herzanek, Co-Author:
Why Don't They Just Quit? What families and friends need to know about addiction and recovery by Joe Herzanek
Why Don't They Just Quit? What families and friends need to know about addiction and recovery
90-Minute DVD: Why Don't They Just QUIT? DVD Roundtable Discussion: What families and friends need to know about addiction and recovery.
Kerry
Sep 23, 2010 Kerry rated it it was amazing
I read this book in the summer of 2005 and it inspired me to initiate an intervention for my dad. He is now celebrating five years of sobriety. I'm so glad that I found this book, that my family followed the advice that it provides and that my dad had and still has the courage and desire to fight the disease of alcoholism.
Timi Carter
Sep 16, 2007 Timi Carter rated it really liked it
Shelves: selfhelp
Fortunately, I never needed to implement this but it is a step by step concrete guide and is quite helpful.
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