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Useful stories and common sense answers to your questions about challenging cases and clinical issues from Scott McMillin, co-author of “Don’t Help: A Positive Guide to Working With the Alcoholic,” “The Healing Bond: Treating Addictions in Groups,” and five other popular addiction books.

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Negotiating With Ourselves

August 12, 2019 by C. Scott McMillin

I contend that the outcome of a given treatment episode is often determined right at the outset, based on why the clients is in treatment in the first place.

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Withdrawal Dilemma

June 20, 2019 by C. Scott McMillin

The physician, meanwhile, depends on the information provided by medical science, usually in the form of materials from the pharma firm that markets the product.

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Video Calm?

June 13, 2019 by C. Scott McMillin

The benefits needn’t be long-lasting, just readily accessible when you discover you need them.

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Microdosers

June 6, 2019 by C. Scott McMillin

If the dose is in fact subtherapeutic, then what causes the effects so enthusiastically reported by the user?

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Treatment and Coercion

April 25, 2019 by C. Scott McMillin

Those of us who work in treatment quickly sense a problem: people with addictions aren’t likely to respond to this approach.

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Buyer Beware

April 4, 2019 by C. Scott McMillin

…in many instance, it’ll be an unfair fight between enormously well-funded, politically savvy industry lobbies and a few determined nonprofits that advocate for public health.

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How to Forget

March 21, 2019 by C. Scott McMillin

Suppose we could develop cognitive techniques and train the patient to use them whenever symptoms reappeared?

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LSD Science Update

March 18, 2019 by C. Scott McMillin

The relative importance of set and setting suggests that the environment in an LSD experience should be carefully controlled.

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The Motivated Reasoning Paradox

November 15, 2018 by C. Scott McMillin

A better approach is to seek out the motivation behind the belief.

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Addicted to Pot

October 22, 2018 by C. Scott McMillin

Here’s something else familiar: That preoccupation with obtaining and protecting the supply.

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