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Useful stories and common sense answers to your questions about addiction, treatment, and recovery from Scott McMillin, co-author of “Freeing Someone You Love from Alcohol and Other Drugs” and six other popular addiction books.

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Decision Making in Early Recovery

August 15, 2019 by C. Scott McMillin

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Suddenly we’re missing obvious warning signs, ignoring key markers of danger, or simply deciding to take a leap of faith at exactly the wrong moment.

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Another Story of Recovery

August 8, 2019 by C. Scott McMillin

Nonetheless, years of drinking and drugging and lapsing and relapsing will invariably have an effect on the victim of addiction.

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What Works in Recovery

July 25, 2019 by C. Scott McMillin

We recognize that for some, change can be really difficult. Good intentions aren’t enough.

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Secondhand Drinking

July 11, 2019 by C. Scott McMillin

It can be flagrant or subtle, but damage it will be. Sadly, the drinker is usually the last one to become aware of it. In fact, many never do.

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About Saying “No”

June 27, 2019 by C. Scott McMillin

You may have unintentionally established a pattern of saying things you didn’t really mean, or making promises you didn’t keep, or threatening consequences that never came to pass.

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Communicating With Your Recovering Loved One

April 22, 2019 by Patrick Bailey

It is not always about having the right words to say, but asking the right questions and giving the space to answer with vulnerability.

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Emotional Sobriety

April 18, 2019 by Kate Adermann

I must take responsibility for the ways I acted and the things I did. Then, I must ask if there is anything I can do to make these mistakes right.

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Unplugging From the Chaos

April 11, 2019 by C. Scott McMillin

Now we carry 24 hour access to crap in our pockets, via the phone. And rather than a couple irritating broadcasters, we have access to millions.

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What to do After Treatment

March 14, 2019 by Daniel Wittler

There will be times where you catch yourself lying either in your head or to somebody– fix it, there is major growth there when you do.

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Children of the Epidemic

February 14, 2019 by C. Scott McMillin

…there’s general agreement that the experience of being raised in a home with a troubled parent can and does have adverse impact on adult behavior

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