We’re happy to report that Debra Jay’s new book, “It Takes a Family: a cooperative approach to lasting sobriety,” is now available from Hazelden. The official release date for the book had been set for December 2014, but the first printing is ready to ship now.
“It Takes a Family” presents a fresh approach to the recovery process by making family members and friends part of the recovery team, beginning in the early stages of sobriety. Most books on recovery from addiction focus either on the addict or the family.
Presenting the new, year-long program called Structured Family Recovery™
While most alcoholics and addicts coming out of treatment have a recovery plan, families are often left to figure things out for themselves. In straightforward, compassionate language, she outlines a structured model that shows family members both how to take personal responsibility and to build a circle of support to meet the obstacles common to the first year of recovery.
Together, family members address the challenges of enabling, denial, and pain while developing their communication skills through practical, easy-to-follow strategies and exercises designed to create transparency and accountability. With this invaluable guide, family members work together as they reinvent their relationships without the all-consuming dysfunction of active addiction.
Debra Jay’s new program is called Structured Family Recovery™ and it’s changing the face of addiction treatment forever.
Debra is speaking at three conferences in the next two weeks, and will be doing book signings. You can see her speak at FADAP in Baltimore on September 30, 2014; Moments of Change, in Palm Beach, FL on Oct. 2, 2014; and Lifestyle Intervention Conference, Las Vegas, NV, October 7, 2014. For more on these upcoming events, click here.