Jeff Jay

Jeff Jay

Jeff Jay has been helping addicts and their families for 30 years. He is a professional interventionist, counselor and author. His work has appeared on CNN, the Jane Pauley Show, PBS, Forbes Online and many professional journals. He is a graduate of the University of Minnesota, and a certified addictions professional.

Jeff has served as president of the Terry McGovern Foundation in Washington, DC, and on the boards of directors for the Michigan Association of Alcohol and Drug Abuse Counselors, Dawn Farm, and the Employee Assistance Professionals Association of Greater Detroit. He currently serves on the advisory board of Jefferson House, in Detroit, MI, and on the editorial board of Human Development magazine. More information at:

"I am passionate about intervention for a very simple reason," says Jeff. "Intervention saved my life."

Jeff is the coauthor of the best-selling book "Love First: A Family's Guide to Intervention," (2nd ed., Hazelden, 2008), "Navigating Grace: a Solo Voyage of Survival and Redemption," (Hazelden 2015), and "At Wit's End: What You Need to Know When a Loved One Is Diagnosed with Addiction and Mental Illness," (Hazelden, 2007). He heads a national private practice that provides intervention and recovery services. Jeff is a member of the editorial board of Human Development magazine. He is is a former staff member of the Hazelden Foundation, Brighton Hospital and Sacred Heart Rehabilitation Center. His personal recovery from addiction dates from October 4, 1981. He is a boater, scuba diver, traveler, and writer.

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