Addiction Treatment Leadership Conference

2012 NAATP Annual Addiction Treatment Leadership Conference May 19 -22, 2012 Sheraton Wild Horse Pass Chandler, Arizona Presented by the National Association of Addiction Treatment Providers Where the Leaders in addiction treatment come together to discuss the important issues, showcase innovative resources and programs and network with other decision makers of addiction treatment. The Right…

Pill Mills in Our Own Back Yard: Harris County Texas provides easy access for prescription pill abuse.

Recent data collected by the Texas Department of Public Safety demonstrates that in Harris County obtaining a prescription for often abused controlled substances is very easy. In fact, some of the highest prescribing doctors in the state reside right here in Houston’s largest county, Harris County. The clinics responsible for the highest numbers of abusable medications are known as “pill mills” because they appear more like mass-production factories than actual medical clinics.

Intervention is Better Than Cure: 5 Things You Can do to Ensure a Successful Drug/Alcohol Intervention

An intervention is an arranged meeting between the addict/alcoholic and their close family members, friends, and possibly a neutral party like a therapist where the addict is lovingly confronted about their addiction or substance abuse problems. The key word and idea here is “lovingly” – there are a few different ways to conduct an intervention,…