Addiction and the Family

author Debra Jay

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    Meet Author Debra Jay

    Author and substance abuse expert Debra Jay’s “compassionate, hopeful” book,  No More Letting Go: The Spirituality of Taking Action Against Alcoholism and Drug Addiction , effectively helps individuals and families affected by addiction. She has also co-authored two Hazelden Guidebooks: Love First: A New Approach to Intervention and Aging and Addiction: Helping Older Adults Overcome Alcohol or Medication Dependence. She is in private practice with her husband Jeff, providing intervention training and consultation services and has an additional specialty in older adult intervention. She previously worked as an addiction specialist for the Hazelden Foundation. A regular visitor to the Oprah Winfrey Show, Jay has been writing a newspaper column on alcohol and drugs since 1996.