Jeff Jay, CIP
Jeff Jay is a professional interventionist and co-author of Love First: A Family’s Guide to Intervention (Hazelden, 3rd edition, 2021). He has been working full time in the substance abuse treatment field since 1986, including work for the Hazelden Foundation. He is a graduate of the University of Minnesota, and is a Certified Intervention Professional. He has appeared as an expert on CNN, PBS, and the Jane Pauley Show. His spiritual memoir is Navigating Grace, a solo voyage of survival and redemption.
Jeff specializes in complex interventions for impaired professionals. He is also skilled in working with baby boomers, older adults, and younger adults. His expertise is sought after for cases which are complicated by psychological issues, such as anxiety disorders, bipolar disease and trauma. He also conducts interventions for eating disorders, gambling addiction, sex addiction, and other issues. His personal recovery from addiction dates from October 4, 1981.
“I believe in intervention for a very simple reason,” says Jeff.
“Intervention saved my life.”
Debra Jay is a noted author, speaker, and trainer for addiction professionals. She worked for Hazelden as an inpatient counselor for both men and women, was interim supervisor of the women’s program, facilitated the weekly family program, designed the evening outpatient family program, and was the coordinator of the older adult track.
Debra was a guest lecturer for Wayne State University graduate studies on addiction for fourteen years. She has been writing a newspaper advice column on families and addiction since 1996. She has served as board member for Brighton Hospital, St. John Providence Health System, and Dawn Farm. She is a recipient of the 2012 Letitia M. Close B.V.M Award in recognition of a significant ministry in helping women with the disease of addiction.
Debra was the addiction expert on The Oprah Winfrey Show for 3 seasons and has appeared on the Dr. Oz Show. She is a graduate of The Ohio State University and the Hazelden Addiction Professionals Training Program.
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