Intervention: Philly

As the face of junkies continues to shift from unsavory characters scoring in the backrooms to teens nicking OxyContin and Vicodin and Percocet-popping moms, the role of the interventionist has become more proment. Meet Vincent Ceraso.

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Posted Nov. 19, 2009 | Comments: 22

Intervention Part II: Detox

Here in the detox center of Livengrin Foundation for Addiction Recovery in Bucks County, drug addicts thrash, jerk and sweat addiction out of their dilapidated bodies under medical supervision, with the worst cases taking drugs to get off drugs.

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Posted Nov. 19, 2009 | Comments: 9

Intervention III: Harm Reduction

Yaya Liem prolongs life by providing IV drug users with clean needles—along with HIV tests and referrals for training, counseling and treatment. It's a controversial job, but one he does with joy.

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Posted Nov. 19, 2009 | Comments: 9

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