Skip navigation elements to page contents
Jeff Jay

Jeff Jay is a professional interventionist, educator and author. His work has appeared on CNN, the Jane Pauley Show, PBS, Forbes Online and professional journals. He is a graduate of the University of Minnesota, and a certified addictions professional. He has served as president of the Terry McGovern Foundation in Washington, DC, and on the boards of directors for several professional organizations.

Jeff is the coauthor of Love First: A New Approach to Intervention for Alcoholism and Drug Addiction and At Wit's End: What You Need to Know When a Loved One Is Diagnosed with Addiction and Mental Illness. He and Debra Jay heads a national private practice that provides intervention and crisis management services. He is a former clinician with Sacred Heart Rehabilitation Center. His personal recovery from addiction dates from October 4, 1981.

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

Author Home Page:

Author email:


Love First 2nd Edition
A Family's Guide to Intervention
Softcover, 360 pp.

Navigating Grace
A Solo Voyage of Survival and Redemption
Softcover, 220 pp.