Jeff Jay, BSc, CIP, is a clinical interventionist and addiction specialist. He has been guiding families into recovery for more than 30 years. 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, a certified addiction professional (CAP) and a certified intervention professional (CIP). He has served as President of the Terry McGovern Foundation in Washington D.C., and as a board member of the Michigan Association of Alcohol and Drug Abuse Counselors, Dawn Farm, and the Employee Assistance Professionals Association of Greater Detroit. Jeff currently serves on the advisory board of Jefferson House, in Detroit, MI, the editorial board of Human Development magazine, and the editorial advisory committee of The Grapevine, the publication of AA World Services.
Jeff is the coauthor of the best-selling book Love First: A Families Guide to Intervention, (2nd Ed., Hazelden, 2008). His latest book from Hazelden is Navigating Grace, a solo voyage of survival and redemption (2015). He is also the co-author of At Wits 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 mentoring services. He is a former clinician with the Hazelden Foundation and Sacred Heart Rehabilitation Center. His personal recovery dates from October 4, 1981.