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Love First: A Family's Guide to Intervention

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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 myths—that an addict has to hit bottom and that intervention must be confrontational—Jeff and Debra Jay's proven approach puts love first and shows famil

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ebook, Second Edition, 360 pages
Published February 17th 2010 by Hazelden Publishing (first published January 1st 2008)
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Sue Birch
Jul 31, 2014 Sue Birch rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This is an extraordinary book. I found it when researching interventions because of concerns about a family member's addictions. The book is based in both evidence, in terms of what works, and also in love and respect.

Through reading this book and hiring an interventionist (as recommended), along with a LOT of planning and heartfelt discussions, our intervention was successful and the family member remains clean and sober two years later. There are no guarantees in this process, of course, but
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Peter
Mar 19, 2014 Peter rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
With this book and Vern Johnson's classic "I'll Quit Tomorrow", we have the best information available on interventions and how they are used successfully, in most cases, to bring help to an active alcoholic. While the authors maintain that interventions can be designed and run by non-professionals, using a licensed addiction counselor trained to facilitate interventions greatly improves chances of success. Remember, though, an intervention is only the 1st step in a long process of recovery.
Anna
Sep 26, 2015 Anna rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Wonderful comprehensive book for anyone who loves an addict. My only suggestion would be for an abbreviated version for families with a very short timeline in intervention planning.
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