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Debra Jay - Author - "Aging and Addiction"

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Debra Jay appeared frequently on The Oprah Winfrey Show. She is a noted author, lecturer and interventionist. She has been seen most recently on The Dr. Oz Show

Debra is author of No More Letting Go: The Spirituality of Taking Action Against Alcoholism and Drug Addiction (Bantam). She is coauthor of the books Love First and Aging and Addiction (Hazelden). 

Debra worked for the Hazelden Foundation as an inpatient addiction therapist on both men’s and women’s units in primary care. She facilitated the family program, coordinated the older adult program, and worked in the extended care, aftercare and outpatient programs. She designed an outpatient family program. She also supervised the women’s unit. She has worked as a clinical interventionist since 1996. 

She is a guest lecturer at Wayne State University for graduate-level studies on substance abuse. She is a trustee of the Care Continuum Board of St. John Providence Health System and is a member of the Clinical Care Team. 

Debra Jay is a nationally recognized public speaker and writes a newspaper column on alcohol and drug addiction. She is a graduate of The Ohio State University and the Hazelden School of Addiction Studies. She is also a graduate of the Dale Carnegie Course on Public Speaking.