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:

Pharmacology to the Rescue?

June 26, 2017 by C. Scott McMillin

As the old chief says in the movie Little Big Man: “Sometimes the magic works, sometimes it doesn’t.”

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Birth of an Epidemic

June 19, 2017 by C. Scott McMillin

We don’t have the option of simply forgoing the use of opioids in medicine because, frankly, we don’t have a viable alternative.

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Compliance via Incentives

June 15, 2017 by C. Scott McMillin

An important step that programs often skip: the collection of baseline data. Improvements are often incremental, and if you don’t know exactly where you started, it’s easy to miss them.

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In the News: Stoned Driving

June 12, 2017 by C. Scott McMillin

So where does that leave us? Without a standard.

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Compliance via Fellowship

June 8, 2017 by C. Scott McMillin

In his review of long-term outcome studies involving both alcohol and heroin users, Vaillant noted the inspirational aspects of such participation.

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In the News: Sex Addiction Again…

June 5, 2017 by C. Scott McMillin

A Federal judge once concluded in a famous lawsuit: It was clear that psychiatrists get together to define various disorders, and then every so often, get back together to redefine them.

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The Inoculation Effect

June 1, 2017 by C. Scott McMillin

Our goal is to reframe the discussion in a way that supports rather than undermines change.

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In the News: Border Walls?

May 29, 2017 by C. Scott McMillin

Battling an epidemic requires considerable cross-state cooperation and coordination– something that’s never easy, even with strong Federal support.

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Compliance via Coercion

May 25, 2017 by C. Scott McMillin

“You don’t see much motivation or insight. But I guess that’s why they have to be compelled in the first place, right?”

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Medical Cannabis Laws and Addiction

May 22, 2017 by C. Scott McMillin

Substance Use Disorders don’t appear overnight. People who develop them may use for months or years or even decades before they seek help.

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