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

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

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

“Detachment” has been the standard message of most addiction literature for the last twenty years. The conventional wisdom offered to an addict’s loved ones has been to let the addict “hit bottom” before intervening. Now intervention specialist Debra Jay challenges this belief and offers a bold new approach to treating addiction that provides a practical and spiritual lifeline to families struggling with alcohol or drug abuse.

In No More Letting Go, Jay argues that the traditional advice of “letting go” too often destroys both the addict and the family physically, emotionally, and spiritually. 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 a family.

In short, highly accessible chapters written with warmth, understanding, and compassion, Jay weaves together philosophical and religious thought; new science on the brain function of an addict; the physical and psychological impact of addiction on family members; and poignant, real-life family stories.

No More Letting Go is a powerful, informative guide that provides comfort, hope, and practical advice to anyone affected by a family member’s addiction.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780553383607
Publisher: Random House Publishing Group
Publication date: 04/25/2006
Pages: 336
Sales rank: 227,451
Product dimensions: 5.17(w) x 8.23(h) x 0.70(d)

About the Author

DEBRA JAY is the co-author of the Hazelden Guidebooks, Love First: A New Approach to Intervention, and Aging and Addiction. A graduate of the Hazelden Addiction Professional Training Program, she currently provides private intervention consultation to families throughout the United States and Canada. Debra appears regularly on Oprah, has been featured in Prevention Magazine and More Magazine, and is a national speaker and workshop leader. She resides in Grosse Pointe, Michigan, with her husband, Jeff Jay, where she writes a regular advice column for The Grosse Pointe News.

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No More Letting Go: The Spirituality of Taking Action Against Alcoholism and Drug Addiction 3.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 6 reviews.
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KellySavings More than 1 year ago
This book is incredible! Debra Jay has saved my life. I have an alcoholic husband and her book is my savior. She is very intelligent and really gets it. I am currenty reading her new book and is equally fantastic.
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April Dodge More than 1 year ago
What to say about this book... this book helped me understand the actions and behaviors of my boyfriend. He was so confusing but when I learned about the effects of addiction on the brain and behaviors a lot started to make sense. I appreciated the information this book provided about addiction, how families relate to the loved one, and advice on action to take. He's now in treatment.
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