Love First:A New Approach to Intervention for Alcoholism

Emotional Sobriety: Mind, Body, & Soul

Love First: A New Approach to Intervention for Alcoholism and Drug Addiction

Jeff Jay and Debra Jay

ISBN 1-56838-521-8

From the introduction:

“Intervention is the most effective technique that families can use to help a loved one suffering from chemical dependency. It is also the most ignored. Through our work in intervention, we have found that love is a powerful force when confronting addiction. In the past, expressions of love were delegated to a few brief sentences during an intervention. We’ve learned that when we expand the role of love, it is love, rather then toughness, that first breaks through denial.”

Section One Insights into Alcoholism and Other Drug Addictions

The topics in section one include understanding how the addict has been able to keep loved ones off balance and eleven misconceptions about chemical dependency.

Section Two Understanding Family Responses

Combining love with denial gives us innocent enabling, but this…

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