Jeff Jones has expanded the context of addiction to families as a focus of skill building and practice in an online community, that develops social capital and expands potential solutions. At the core of the community, is a three-phase program that empowers families to safeguard their loved one in an addictive cycle or recovery, while they engage in a process to stop the addiction cycle in this generation. It is learning the three phases and integrating them into interactions, which increases resiliency and allows for addiction in the family to be an opportunity for transformation for the whole family.
As a therapist, addiction counselor and interventionist, Jeff is conscious of the challenges and gaps in longterm healing. He was inspired to create a more collaborative approach to healing – by working with the family as a whole. Why? The answer is simple AND complex at the same time – the bottom line is that healthy family members allow healing to happen in the short-term and continue to heal far into the future.
In this Podcast:
- Jeff’s family journey
- He shares his treatment process focused on the family solution for addiction
- Continuing care for the addict
- Coaching people through the recovery process
- The gap in services he’s fulfilling for continuing care
- The family can be the solution in the addiction recovery process
- Explains the Spotlight Diagram
- Amy shares some of her experience in a relationship with an addictive partner
- Creating conditions to look through a new lens for new opportunities and aha moments out of it
- What happens when families become involved with new information and being in community
- How human connection supports the transformation
- Creating boundaries while staying engaged with the addict
- “Human transformation happens in the context of human relationships” Jeff Jones
- What happens after the family member comes out of treatment and how it needs to change
- How he’s a pioneer in the recovery space with the family approach
Inspired Round Q&A:
- Most Inspiring Book-
- He doesn’t have one book, he has so many books all around. He’ll look for what book calls to him at the time.
- John Wesley Powell, History Books
- Favorite Song-
- Best Resource-
- The River has been one of his greatest teachers ever, coming into his body
- Surprising Fact About Jeff-
- He’s been down the Grand Canyon 5 times, been through Lava Falls 5 times and has flipped 2 out of the 5 times, the river is a calming resource even though he’s had some traumatic experiences with it.
- Most Important Thing to Know About Jeff-
- He’s human like everyone else, he’s been hurt, in every role of the addiction process in the family. He’s been there, he gets it and he’s open to hearing people’s experience and taking people for their word.
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