What people are saying...Mother and daughter

“An exciting, cutting-edge book that will inspire families to know and act from a place of courage and power—allowing them to step outside the shadow of addiction, reclaim their lives, and effectively intervene with their loved ones.” –Claudia Black, author of It Will Never Happen to Me

“Passionate, original, and thought-provoking, No More Letting Go is a must-have book for families and friends of addicted people. This book will save lives.” –Katherine Ketcham, coauthor of Beyond the Influence

"A powerful call to action...zero tolerance for untreated addiction. Debra Jay provides a clear, gentle and compassionate path based on love and respect." –Jerry Moe, National Director of Children's Programs, Betty Ford Center

“No More Letting Go should be required reading for all individuals and families affected by addiction. That probably includes just about everyone.” –Thomas Martin, M.D., Medical Director, The Crossroads Centre

“Poignant and impactful, this scientifically-based book will bring healing and life to many families.” –Barbara Krantz, M.D., Chief of Medical Services, The Hanley Center

“A clear and empowering call to effective action. No More Letting Go provides wisdom, hope, and help for those who may not have known they have choices.” –Jerry A. Boriskin, Ph.D, author of PTSD and Addiction

“An excellent resource for friends and family members to help them understand the diseases of alcoholism and drug addiction so that they may help someone they love.” –Bob LaPrad, Director, National Catholic Council on Alcoholism

“A wonderful, compassionate, and hopeful book about one of modern life’s most baffling and powerful disorders: addiction.” –Robert L. DuPont, M.D., author of The Selfish Brain

“Debra Jay combines information collected from her own experience with the most recent findings in psychology, psychiatry, medicine, and neurophysiology to produce a book that could and should become the standard work in the field of intervention.” –George Mann, M.D., founder of The Retreat

“If you are trying to get a person you love and care for into treatment and recovery, this book will all but guarantee success. I am especially impressed with its quiet yet insistent emphasis on the necessity of understanding that every human being has a spiritual dimension.” –Mel Schulstad, Past President and Cofounder, National Association of Alcoholism and Drug Abuse Counselors

"Noted lecturer, columnist, and nationally renowned interventionist Jay (coauthor, Love First: A New Approach to Intervention for Alcoholism & Drug Addiction) has written a landmark book about action. As in Love First, she emphasizes that alcoholics and drug addicts do not have to hit rock bottom before they can get sober. Action, she writes, is the key to unlocking the cycle of destruction, and those whose lives are out of control do not have to want help to get help. Bringing a holistic approach to intervention and treatment, she shows how the minds, bodies, and spirits of alcoholics and drug addicts are intertwined and explores assumptions, emotions, thought processes, and physiological changes (particularly those of the brain). Written primarily for the families of drug and alcohol abusers, this logically arranged and poignantly written book is an essential part of any public library collection; with an extensive list of resources for treatment and recovery." -Library Journal (starred review), Melody Ballard, Washoe Cty. Lib. Syst., Reno Copyright 2006 Reed Business Information.

"Addiction counselors have typically assumed several things: recovery can occur only when the addict decides he or she needs help; this happens only when the addict hits "rock bottom"; until then, the addict's loved ones should detach emotionally. But Jay, an intervention specialist and author of Love First, believes that untreated addiction is unacceptable because it wrecks families and destroys lives. She outlines a plan to help families get assistance for their addicted loved one without waiting for "rock bottom." Intriguingly, Jay also casts the battle against addiction as a kind of spiritual war: she redefines detachment as "a spiritual quality that makes action possible," and describes such action as an act of faith. A fascinating section entitled "What We Know Now," details current genetic and neuroscientific research into people's varying susceptibilities to addiction." -Publishers Weekly, March 2006

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