A classic in the field of recovery literature, Love First is the best-selling book on intervention for alcohol and drug addiction. It has helped tens of thousands of families get their loved one into treatment. This revised and expanded edition adds to the core material with the most up-to-date scientific information and new intervention techniques for alcohol and other drug addiction, dual diagnosis and an host of other issues.
First published in 2000, this is the new, expanded second edition of Love First. It includes a 7-point format for writing intervention letters, multiple techniques for staging an intervention and additional resources. Readers will learn how to build an intervention team, choose a treatment center, write intervention letters, answer objections and much more. It is a roadmap for the journey to recovery, including what to do after treatment.
There are many common misconceptions about intervention. Some think it is an emotional ambush or attack. But Love First demonstrates that intervention is a carefully planned process founded on love and honesty. Many people have heard about tough love where tough comes first, but Jeff and Debra Jay put love first.
Iam truly excited about the new book Love First. Jeff and Debra Jay have described so eloquently addictive disease within the family and more importantly, what a family can do about it. Most alcoholics and addicts are not able to access the treatment they need. Families and loved ones who read this new look at intervention will find the keys to begin the process of recovery.
–John Schwarzlose, president, Betty Ford Center
Building a team, choosing a chairperson,anticipating objections, using checklists, and rehearsing for the intervention itself. The reader will find it all here!
Love First provides the most detailed account yet of how intervention works. A significant contribution to intervention literature. An empowering antidote to the disease of addiction.
A no-nonsense approach to how to save someone you love from the ravages of addiction disease.
A convincing new approach to intervention that puts love and respect first.
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A landmark book that gives families life-saving tools to help get a loved one into recovery. Bravo for this book that puts love first!
Love First is destined to become the new classic on intervention for alcoholism and drug addiction. The most comprehensive book available on the life-saving technique of intervention, Love First will save lives! A worthy successor to Vernon Johnson’s I’ll Quit Tomorrow.
Read the foreword to Love First by the late Senator George McGovern, who lost his daughter Terry to alcoholism.