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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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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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Statute of Limitations

May 31, 2018 by C. Scott McMillin

It’s sometimes said that the justified ones are by far the most dangerous. They’re the most difficult to let go of, and the most likely to develop into an obsession.

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Tapering off Anti-Depressants

May 14, 2018 by C. Scott McMillin

In the absence of complaints, the prescriber can be tempted to assume things are going well, when in fact they aren’t.

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Addictive Delusions

December 21, 2017 by C. Scott McMillin

A reasonably good rule of thumb for differentiating results of substance addiction from other illnesses: When the substance use stops for an extended period, the symptoms improve dramatically or go away entirely.

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Depression Update

December 7, 2017 by C. Scott McMillin

Patients with severe substance disorders may experience depression as a result of the cumulative effects of their substance use.

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