Parkinson’s Drugs Fueling Addiction

Medications used to treat Parkinson’s disease may make patients more susceptible to compulsive behaviors, which can lead to addictions. The drugs are from a c Full Story

Practitioners Failing at Alcohol Interventions

Alcohol interventions are brief discussions designed to encourage people at risk for serious alcohol problems and people already affected by alcohol abuse or al Full Story

Do Teens With Severe Substance Problems Benefit From Brief Interventions?

Researchers from the University of Minnesota Medical School have assessed the potential effectiveness of brief interventions for teenagers involved in the serio Full Story

Topiramate Helps Alcoholics by Reducing Cravings

Topiramate is the generic name of a medication that doctors in the U.S. increasingly use as an adapted treatment for people in recovery for alcoholism. The medi Full Story

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Modern Approaches to Addiction Intervention and Rehabilitation

Modern behaviors towards addiction and rehabilitation have considerably changed during the last decade thanks to the multitude of images depicting substance abuse and behavioral disorders that are infiltrating this technological generation. The Internet, celebrity blogging, social networking, podcasts, video streaming, Full Story

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Sticky: Is There Such Thing as a Failed Intervention?

An Interview with Interventionist Earl Hightower, BRI-II, CCDC.  Earl Hightower has performed over 2,000 interventions and has been doing interventions for over 20 years. Visit his intervention site for more information Full Story

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What Happens in an Intervention?

For many families, an intervention is a last resort. If you have a loved one that is an alcoholic or drug addict and either can’t – or won’t – seek help on their own, an intervention is probably the only hope you have. The fact that you’re even considering an intervention shows just how desperate [&hellip Full Story

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When Do You Know You Have Hit Bottom?

You’ve lived with your behavior (drinking and/or doing drugs) for so long, made excuses to justify continuing along the same path, and generally convinced yourself and others that you can do what you want, it’s your life. So when do you know you’ve hit bottom Full Story