Latest Intervention Stories

2008-07-15 06:00:36

By Gary Levin Warren Boyd won't name names, but the addiction counselor has been linked to many Hollywood celebrities, from Robert Downey Jr. to Mel Gibson to Whitney Houston. Now former Law & Order star Benjamin Bratt will portray a fictionalized version of him in A&E's The Cleaner, premiering tonight (10 ET/PT). The series, a fictionalized companion of sorts to reality series Intervention, marks the network's first original drama series in six years. Bratt plays William...

2008-06-14 03:00:30

By Hoover, John J Patton, James R The nature of special education has changed appreciably over the past several decades. As a result, the role of special educators needs to be examined and further developed to provide the most effective education for all learners at-risk and those with high- and low-incidence disabilities. In this article, the authors discuss five important roles in which special educators should possess skills to collaboratively educate learners at-risk within a...

2006-06-27 14:35:00

By Anne Harding NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - A new treatment that can be given on an outpatient basis resulted in a statistically significant reduction in methamphetamine use by addicted individuals, according to the first clinical study of the protocol. Of the 50 patients who entered the study, 36 men and women completed the study. The subjects reported using meth on 80% of the 90 days prior to treatment, but only 28% were using methamphetamines 84 days following the first day of treatment,...

Word of the Day
  • A murmuring sound; a rushing or whistling sound, like that of the wind; a deep sigh.
  • A gentle breeze; a waft; a breath.
  • Any rumor that engages general attention.
  • A cant or whining mode of speaking, especially in preaching or praying; the chant or recitative characteristic of the old Presbyterians in Scotland.
  • To make a rushing, whistling, or sighing sound; emit a hollow murmur; murmur or sigh like the wind.
  • To breathe in or as in sleep.
  • To utter in a whining or monotonous tone.
According to the OED, from the 16th century, this word is 'almost exclusively Scots and northern dialect until adopted in general literary use in the 19th.'