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Welcome to Recovery Road, a podcast from Hazelden Publishing. Here you'll find the best thoughts, excerpts, and reflections from our most popular resources. These words, feelings, and insights from world-renowned authors have helped millions of people conquer substance use disorder so they can live their best lives. What's in these podcasts represents the best of the best—and we present them here for inspiration on your journey. Now more than ever, we need to find the calm in the chaos, stay focused on self-care, and remain on our path to long-term recovery. Remember, you are not alone. We are all in this together. So join us each day here on Recovery Road.

Apr 19, 2021

In Love First: A Family's Guide to Intervention, Jeff and Debra Jay provide steps for harnessing the power of family and friends to create a better future with loved ones who have an addiction. In this excerpt, the authors apply insights from the science of hostage negotiation, highlighting the competing pulls of loss and gain that color every interaction with a person trapped in active addiction.