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National Public Radio (NPR) “What Makes Drug Detox Programs Work?”

September 12, 2008 – News & Notes month-long series on addiction continues: Once someone agrees to go into substance abuse treatment, the critical process of drug detox begins. Farai Chideya takes a closer look at the process of detoxification with Joseph Cotton and Phil Allen. Cotton teaches a life skill class at the Los Angeles Center for Alcohol and Drug Abuse; Allen is a certified addiction specialist and CEO of the Pat Moore Foundation.

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Farai Chideya (NPR): Yesterday we talked about families that had to hold interventions to get their relatives into detox. But there is only one person can really decide to break the cycle of addiction, and that’s the addict him or herself. So once a person agrees to go into treatment the first step is often detox. What does it really mean, physically and emotionally? Joseph Cotton and Phil Allen are here to tell us more. Joseph teaches a life skills class at the Los Angeles Center for Alcohol and Drug Abuse and Phil Allen is a certified addiction specialist at the Pat Moore Foundation. Gentlemen thanks for being with us.

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