What Makes Drug Detox Programs Work?

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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 at the Pat Moore Foundation.

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