Drug Use Drops After ER Visits Used as “Teachable Moments”

Newswise imageAn emergency room visit for an illness or injury may seem like a strange time to try to motivate someone to cut back on using drugs.

But a new study suggests that even a half-hour chat with a trained counselor, or a few minutes using a special tablet computer program with a “virtual therapist”, can turn an emergency room trip into the basis for a long-lasting drop in a person’s use of illegal drugs or misuse of prescription medicines.

from Newswise Feature Channel: Addiction http://www.newswise.com/articles/view/671042/?sc=c125

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