Jeff Jay, CIP, is a clinical interventionist and addiction specialist. He has been guiding families into recovery for more than 30 years. His work has appeared on CNN, the Jane Pauley Show, PBS, Forbes Online and many professional journals.
Jeff is the coauthor (with Debra Jay) of the best-selling book Love First: A Family’s Guide to Intervention, (2nd Ed., Hazelden). His latest book from Hazelden is Navigating Grace, a solo voyage of survival and redemption. He is also the co-author of At Wit’s End: What You Need to Know When a Loved One Is Diagnosed with Addiction and Mental Illness, (with Jerry Boriskin Ph.D., Hazelden).
Jeff Jay is a graduate of the University of Minnesota, a certified addictions professional (CAP) and a certified intervention professional (CIP). Jeff currently serves as a board member of the Association of Intervention Specialists; and the editorial board of Human Development magazine; and on the advisory board of Jefferson House, in Detroit, MI; and the editorial advisory committee of The Grapevine, the publication of AA World Services. He has served as president of the Terry McGovern Foundation in Washington, DC, and as a trustee of the Michigan Association of Alcohol and Drug Abuse Counselors, Dawn Farm, and the Employee Assistance Professionals Association of Greater Detroit.
He heads a national private practice that provides intervention and recovery mentoring services. He is is a former clinician with the Hazelden Foundation and Sacred Heart Rehabilitation Center. His personal recovery from dates from October 4, 1981.
Read Jeff Jay’s articles on intervention
“I am passionate about intervention for a very simple reason,” says Jeff. “Intervention saved my life.”