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:

Prison as a Strategy

April 19, 2018 by C. Scott McMillin

The theory is that the more users we put in jail or prison, the fewer left out on the street. So why hasn’t that substantially reduced arrest and overdose statistics?

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Functioning on Heroin?

April 16, 2018 by C. Scott McMillin

They qualify for the diagnosis, but have not yet experienced the sort of problems that are usually required to motivate a serious attempt to abandon drug use.

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Selling Pills

April 12, 2018 by C. Scott McMillin

Maybe you’ll even suggest the medication. And the marketing team wants you to leave the doctor’s office with a prescription for that med.

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The Empire Strikes Back

April 9, 2018 by C. Scott McMillin

I’ve been expecting a public relations counterattack on behalf of, and probably funded by, the pharmaceutical industry.

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The Pain Patient Population

April 5, 2018 by C. Scott McMillin

Based on the vast number of prescriptions for opioid medications written by US practitioners over the past few decades, we’ve become the clear leaders in opioid prescribing.

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Philosopher’s Stone

April 2, 2018 by C. Scott McMillin

The author correctly observes that the type of treatment offered for addiction will reflect prevailing beliefs about addiction itself– its causes, effects, likely outcome.

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In the News: Opioids versus Other Options

March 29, 2018 by C. Scott McMillin

Is that pain evidence of a worsening physical condition or of drug withdrawal?

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Florida’s Compulsory Treatment Law

March 26, 2018 by C. Scott McMillin

Many of those programs treat opioid users without relying on medication, and yet manage to achieve remarkable success rates– sometimes 80% over a five year period.

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First Drink

March 22, 2018 by C. Scott McMillin

…provoking is behavior that encourages a return to use.

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Myth or Not?

March 19, 2018 by C. Scott McMillin

Too many doctors worry about “those people” showing up in the waiting room. They don’t particularly want to be known as a resource for the addicted.

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