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No More Letting Go: The Spirituality of Taking Action Against Alcoholism and Drug Addiction

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Over the last twenty years, the conventional wisdom offered to an addict’s loved ones has been detachment—that addicts can’t be helped until they “hit bottom”. Now intervention specialist Debra Jay challenges this belief and offers a bold new approach that provides a practical and spiritual lifeline to families struggling with alcohol or drug abuse. Jay contends that addiction is everybody’s business—not just the addict’s—and addiction doesn’t have the right to trump the welfare of the family. Weaving together philosophical and religious thought, new brain science, and poignant real-life family stories, she offers comfort, hope, and help to anyone affected by a family members addiction.

This course is based on the , No More Letting Go: The Spirituality of Taking Action Against Alcoholism and Drug Addiction created by Debra Jay

Journal/Publisher:

Bantam

Publication Date:

May 2006

Course Material Author

Debra Jay

Debra Jay is a graduate of the Hazelden Addiction Professional Training Program. She currently provides private intervention consultation to families throughout the United States and Canada.

Course Creator

Keith Gibson, Ph.D.

Recommended For:

This course is recommended for health care professionals, especially addiction counselors, psychologists, counselors, social workers, and nurses who seek knowledge about the spiritual approach against alcoholism and drug addiction. It is appropriate for all levels of participants’ knowledge.

Course Objectives:

  1. Explain detachment in the brain.

  2. Describe the preparation for a family intervention.

  3. Identify the different types of intervention.

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Course Retired
Course Number 101007
11 credit hours
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