Posted: Nov 13, 2012 at 3:50 PM [Nov 13, 2012]
Can others help when a person with alcoholism/other drug addiction doesn’t seem to want help? Do family and friends have to wait for the person to “hit bottom?” What if the “bottom” is death, jail or insanity?
Through the intervention process, people who care learn how to use love and honesty to break through the denial and defenses that keep a person with alcohol/other drug addiction locked in the downward spiral of his/her disease. The intervention process helps “raise the bottom” to where the person is, rather than waiting for him/her to become sicker and “hit bottom” on his/her own. Intervention brings about a moment of clarity that allows a person with alcohol/other drug addiction to accept help.
A FREE program on "Intervention" will be presented on Tuesday November 20, 2012, from 7:30 pm to 9:00 pm; by Jeff and Debra Jay; Intervention specialists, chemical dependency therapists and trainers, and best-selling authors of "Love First: A New Approach to Intervention for Alcoholism and Drug Addiction" and other books. This program will describe how the "Love First" process of Intervention can help chemically dependent people find recovery.
Jeff and Debra Jay are dynamic, highly experienced speakers whose presentations are liberally interwoven with compassion, humor, personal stories and real-life examples. This FREE program will bring PRACTICAL INFORMATION, HELP and HOPE to anyone who cares about a chemically dependent person, and to anyone who wants to learn more about the intervention process.
This program is part of the annual Dawn Farm Education Series. All programs in the Education Series are FREE and open to anyone interested in attending – no registration is required. All programs will be presented from 7:30 pm to 9:00 pm at the St. Joseph Mercy Hospital Education Center auditorium, at 5305 Elliott Drive in Ypsilanti. The Education Series is organized by Dawn Farm, a non-profit community of programs providing a continuum of chemical dependency services. For information on "Intervention" and on upcoming programs, please see http://www.dawnfarm.org/programs/education-series or contact Dawn Farm at 734-485-8725 or firstname.lastname@example.org.