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:

Naloxone Fatigue

October 19, 2017 by C. Scott McMillin

Nurses and doctors experience the same feelings about homeless alcoholics they see in the ER every Saturday night.

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Opioid Alternatives

October 16, 2017 by C. Scott McMillin

The larger issue is that most drug pricing is still market-driven, or as my endocrinologist puts it, “they charge whatever they can get away with charging.”

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A “Plan” Isn’t Enough

October 12, 2017 by C. Scott McMillin

So if… the real problem at this late stage isn’t the lack of a plan but the absence of motivation to implement it– then what’s in the way?

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In the News: Harm Reduction in West Virginia

October 9, 2017 by C. Scott McMillin

He compares the patients he treats, who are often homeless, to “outcasts” and ‘lepers”, who have been “derided, despised, and marginalized.”

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Opioid Vulnerability

October 5, 2017 by C. Scott McMillin

There’s no blood test, no scan to aid diagnosis. Knowing intellectually that one in ten will succumb is very little help; it has no practical value in terms of predicting an individual outcome.

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“…and Let God Sort ’em Out”?

October 2, 2017 by C. Scott McMillin

I fear they’re regular Americans, like some of us, except for their twisted attitudes and beliefs about addiction.

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The Drugs/Crime Axis

September 28, 2017 by C. Scott McMillin

Young man wearing handcuffs, sitting back againts a wall, looking angry.

It helps to remember that when it comes to crime, drugs and alcohol play a dual role.

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In the News: Disasters and Opioid Treatment

September 25, 2017 by C. Scott McMillin

That’s why I’d welcome more research into the tapering process, with an eye to improving success rates.

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Is MAT Enough?

September 21, 2017 by C. Scott McMillin

Of course with additional treatment responsibilities, a counselor couldn’t be expected to manage a caseload of up to 75.

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In the News: Fentanyl Epidemic

September 18, 2017 by C. Scott McMillin

Then word hits the street of a new product that can make you feel almost like your first time… No wonder they come running. And some never wake up.

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