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:

The Pill Mill Shell Game

April 27, 2017 by C. Scott McMillin

Most people don’t expect to have a criminal enterprise operating in public, under the guise of a community resource.

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In the News: The End of a Pill Mill

April 24, 2017 by C. Scott McMillin

“If the patient takes them for other reasons, or even resells them on the street– well, nothing I can do about that. It’s the patient’s own fault.”

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Chill Breathing

April 20, 2017 by C. Scott McMillin

I felt better and according to science, made better decisions if I took a few moments to calm myself.

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In the News: Hitler’s Heroin

April 17, 2017 by C. Scott McMillin

That’s not so different from any number of celebrities who’ve died of accidental overdose in the years since the War ended.

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Are Video Games Addictive?

April 13, 2017 by C. Scott McMillin

Isn’t that a bit like the drinker who insists he’s fine except that he just drinks a whole lot more than other people?

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In the News: Lobbying for Meth Cooks

April 10, 2017 by C. Scott McMillin

The FDA usually comes down on the side of protecting patient access, while the CDC favors greater restriction on availability.

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Fighting Pseudoscience: Critical Thinking

April 6, 2017 by C. Scott McMillin

We need the knowledge and skill to evaluate claims of effectiveness as medical treatments– for instance, to determine whether the research that supports that claim is solid, or if it’s unreliable.

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Pain Pill Cycle

April 3, 2017 by C. Scott McMillin

Modern healthcare, for all its spectacular innovation, still lacks a genuinely safe, effective remedy for certain types of pain.

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Pot Potency

March 30, 2017 by C. Scott McMillin

Producers and distributors are eager to attract the higher-end customer, mostly likely an adult daily user who needs stronger pot to manage dependence on the drug.

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In the News: DUI, Cannabis-Style

March 27, 2017 by C. Scott McMillin

Although polls show Americans are broadly in favor of medical marijuana, they’re not as enthusiastic about the prospect of sharing the road with seriously stoned drivers.

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