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

HTT-Fam

How to Talk so Someone With Addiction Will Listen (Families) is a question-and-answer format blog that provides help for families struggling with an addiction problem.

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HTT-Clin

How to Talk so Someone With Addiction Will Listen (Clinicians) is a question-and answer format blog serving as a discussion forum for treatment clinicians & recovery pros.

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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.

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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 Study of Pain

August 16, 2018 by C. Scott McMillin

The goal is to eventually develop an objective scale by which pain can be measured not by self-report, but by neuroimaging.

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Simon Pegg’s Story

August 13, 2018 by C. Scott McMillin

As control erodes, the drinker redoubles efforts to regain it. Some resort to “white-knuckle” abstinence, giving up alcohol for a while, just to prove to themselves or someone else that they can.

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In the News: Blue Light Special

August 6, 2018 by C. Scott McMillin

As the article points out, it’s possible to make use of the flashlight on your cellphone for the necessary illumination.

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Worldwide Epidemic

August 2, 2018 by C. Scott McMillin

Once such substances get a foothold in a region, they’re extremely hard to eradicate.

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Psychedelia

July 30, 2018 by C. Scott McMillin

My concern is that these same hallucinogens have a pronounced tendency to escape the research environment and find their way out into the streets

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Why Zero Tolerance Fails

July 26, 2018 by C. Scott McMillin

…as one judge told me at a conference: “no matter how many jails you build, judges will fill them. It’s the easiest way to make this someone else’s problem, instead of ours.”

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Stoned Voter Effect?

July 23, 2018 by C. Scott McMillin

Much of the chronic user’s life is taken up by anxiety, about where future doses will come from.

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Individualizing Treatment With Alternative Therapies

July 19, 2018 by Kimberly Hayes

Some approaches are better than others at helping an individual identify what works for them in understanding their disease and establishing a stable recovery.


The NIH, Corporate Sponsors, and Research

July 16, 2018 by C. Scott McMillin

So if some enterprising MD or PhD were to show with a proposal for research designed to prove that drinking has definite health benefits, the industry will throw money at it.

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Recovery Reality

July 12, 2018 by C. Scott McMillin

“All my friends drink,” someone says. There’s a reason for that.

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