• The Scarlet Sisterhood: Treating Partners of Sex Addicts

    Addiction is a disease, end of discussion . . . right? As practitioners within the field of behavioral health and wellness, we have all heard the message, loud and clear. Many of us subscribe to the concept without question, confident in our convictions that addicts are sick people, not bad people. Some of us have built our careers upon this assertion, while others espouse it personally, within our own lives and family relationships.


  • Evaluating a Competency-Based Supervision Approach for Motivational Interviewing

    Motivational interviewing (MI) is a well-known, evidence-based, brief counseling approach for substance use disorders (SUDs) that combines person-centered principles with strategies for enhancing motivation for change (Miller & Rollnick, 2012). Counselors using MI help their clients talk themselves into change by exploring and developing their motivations for change and lessening and resolving their arguments against it.


Earl  Hightower

For almost 30 years, Earl has worked on the front lines of addiction treatment as a professional interventionist. Highly regarded on an international level, he has conducted over two thousand successful interventions. He now instructs and supervises qualified individuals on the art of intervention as the president of Hightower Intervention Services, LLC. He is an author, a Board Registered Interventionist, a Certified Chemical Dependency Counselor (CCDC) and recipient of the 2010 National America Honors Recovery Vernon Johnson award.