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



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.





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 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 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:

Borders and Drugs

February 16, 2017 by C. Scott McMillin

If we ever were able to “seal” the borders, what would prevent some entrepreneur from setting up his own domestic operation?

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Stigma Behind the Stethoscope

February 13, 2017 by C. Scott McMillin

There’s no shortage of stories among nurses and doctors about a friend or family member who went through treatment and relapsed, perhaps many times.

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Desperate Measures: Compulsive Video Gambling

February 9, 2017 by C. Scott McMillin

Apparently, many voluntary self-excluders later change their minds in favor of a return to old behavior.


A Little Politicking

February 6, 2017 by C. Scott McMillin

Don’t forget that relatively few Americans vote in local elections. That may be a disgrace, but it also means that advocacy by a committed few can have the greatest impact.

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In the News: The Human Element

January 30, 2017 by C. Scott McMillin

A doc who’s watching the clock is far less likely to expend valuable time chatting with a patient.

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Medical Cannabis: Research Update

January 26, 2017 by C. Scott McMillin

…cannabis is “likely to increase the risk of developing schizophrenia, social anxiety disorders and, to a lesser extent, depression.”

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Celebrity Testimonials

January 23, 2017 by C. Scott McMillin

It’s an illness that at different times seems to respond to everything and nothing. As in ‘everything works for someone, and nothing works for everyone.’

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Cannabis-Related Illness

January 19, 2017 by C. Scott McMillin

Problems show up first in hospital emergency rooms and in jails. Those are the closest thing we have to an early warning system.

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In the News: Anatomy of a Scam

January 16, 2017 by C. Scott McMillin

Medicare spending on compounded topical drugs has surged 3400% since 2006.

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In the News: Russian Drinking

January 9, 2017 by C. Scott McMillin

Once the demand for a drug is well-established, as it is for alcohol, people will find a way to get it, legal or otherwise.

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