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Meth is an illegal drug in the same class as cocaine and other powerful street drugs. It has many nicknames—meth, crank, chalk or speed being the most common. (See the list of street names.) Crystal meth is used by individuals of all ages, but is most commonly used as a “club drug,” taken while partying…

  Heroin, known also as diamorphine among other names, is an opiate mostly used as a recreational drug for its euphoric effects. Medically it is often used to relieve pain and in opioid replacement therapy. Heroin is typically used via injection, usually into a vein; however, the drug  can also be smoked, snorted or inhaled.…

A well executed family intervention

 A well planned and executed family intervention can be a useful tool to get a family member the help they need.  It can also be therapeutic for family members who are unable to confront their loved one about how their substance abuse if affecting those around them. Alcoholism and drug addiction strain relationships and can…

  Flakka comes with a comedown, like cocaine and meth the period when the drug leaves the body and the person is left feeling fatigued or depressed. Flakka is made from a compound called alpha-PVP, a chemical cousin of cathinone, the amphetamine-like drug found in bath salts. Here’s the worst part: While the active ingredient…

Carfentanil’s supposed toxicity  in humans and its ready commercial availability has aroused concerns over its potential use as a weapon of mass destruction by rogue nations and terrorist groups. Carfentanil or carfentanyl (also known as 4-carbomethoxyfentanyl) is an analog of the synthetic opioid analgesic fentanyl. Carfentanynl was first synthesized in 1974 by a team of…

Executive Interventions

An executive position can involve a lot of stress and a constant demand to accomplish objectives beyond the scope of other employees.  It can be a life of never-ending deadlines which require ambition, drive, smarts, and management skills to make sure their staff provides their clients with the services they need while keeping everything within…

Holly Conklin a Story of an Angel

  Holly Conklin is a Certified Intervention Professional, Certified Drug and Alcohol Counselor, Certified Intervention Specialist and Certified Case Management Interventionist Intern. Holly Conklin has done interventions all over the world including 800 plus successful interventions in 11 years.  Starting an intervention company in 2006, Holly Conklin entered a primarily male dominated industry with little…

Intervention Counseling

Intervention counseling for an alcoholic or drug addict can be an effective way to get them help in a crisis situation.  A typical intervention is an attempt to get the user to seek professional help for their substance abuse issues that is orchestrated by their family or close friends.  The purpose is to offer the…