We have four blogs on our site, each with its own focus:

HTT-Fam

 

How to Talk so an Alcoholic Will Listen (Families) is a question-and-answer format blog that provides help for families struggling with an addiction problem.

 

 

HTT-Clin

 

How to Talk so an Alcoholic Will Listen (Clinicians) is a question-and answer format blog serving as a discussion forum for treatment clinicians & recovery pros.

 

 

Tips

 

Tips for Treatment Programs is a question-and-answer format blog that gives practical tips for people who want to run excellent treatment & recovery programs.

 

 

Thinking

 

Thinking About Addiction is a more traditional “sharing our thoughts” blog that responds to news, information, and whatever’s happening for us right now. It’s too long a title to call it “Thinking About Addiction, Treatment, and Recovery” but that’s a better description.

 

Here’s a feed of all the posts to all of our blogs:

About the Binge

January 18, 2018 by C. Scott McMillin

Colleges know their students are drinking, often heavily.

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One Man’s Recovery

January 15, 2018 by C. Scott McMillin

If there’s one drug we’re all reluctant to give up, it’s our prejudices.

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The Epidemic Rolls On…

January 11, 2018 by C. Scott McMillin

There are plenty of steps we could take, supported by research and common sense, that would produce measurable gains in a relatively short span.

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Gabapentin

January 8, 2018 by C. Scott McMillin

You might say the drug itself may not be that dangerous, except to our patients. 

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Restorative Justice for Big Pharma?

January 4, 2018 by C. Scott McMillin

I think most people understand the concept of making amends for past misdeeds.

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In the News: Return of the Gateway Theory

January 1, 2018 by C. Scott McMillin

Addictions are complex. Considering the various risk factors, it’s likely that marijuana will appear to act as a gateway to harder drugs for some users, but not others.

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Cannabusiness Update

December 28, 2017 by C. Scott McMillin

The next big step would be the appearance of cannabis products, edible and perhaps smoked, on the shelves of large chain retailers and pharmacies.

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Teens: Cannabis and Vaping Up; Cigarettes Down

December 25, 2017 by C. Scott McMillin

I assume high school is no less boring than it ever was, and it would be a real temptation for some kids to just stay buzzed throughout the school day, while earning praise for avoiding tobacco.

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Addictive Delusions

December 21, 2017 by C. Scott McMillin

A reasonably good rule of thumb for differentiating results of substance addiction from other illnesses: When the substance use stops for an extended period, the symptoms improve dramatically or go away entirely.

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Revolving Cell Doors

December 18, 2017 by C. Scott McMillin

In many communities, the push to get the drinker or user “off the street” has turned the jail into an unwilling detox facility.

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