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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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Searching for a Substitute

November 30, 2017 by C. Scott McMillin

If addiction really is a brain disorder based in complex adaptations to a substance, then who’s to say those adaptations won’t occur with a different drug?

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Anonymity Dilemma

November 23, 2017 by C. Scott McMillin

…struggles can actually serve as a disincentive to someone who knows you and is now beginning to peer uncertainly up their own long and bumpy road of life change.

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Professionals and Addiction

August 7, 2017 by C. Scott McMillin

Money is a tool that allows some to delay the inevitable. They construct a protective bubble that minimizes the risk of getting caught and the other consequences that follow addiction.

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Five Amazing Life Lessons Recovery Taught Me

July 20, 2017 by Andy M

Ralph nailed it. He’s right- what’s in the past and what’s in our future is nothing compared to what is ultimately inside us.

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Drug Sniffing Parents

May 15, 2017 by C. Scott McMillin

…actually more of an issue now than in the 80’s, because of the presence of super-powerful opioids like fentanyl or carfentanil, and the growing risk of unintended overdose.

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Chill Breathing

April 20, 2017 by C. Scott McMillin

I felt better and according to science, made better decisions if I took a few moments to calm myself.

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Are Video Games Addictive?

April 13, 2017 by C. Scott McMillin

Isn’t that a bit like the drinker who insists he’s fine except that he just drinks a whole lot more than other people?

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Maintenance Dilemma

December 22, 2016 by C. Scott McMillin

Weary looking young man lies on sofa extending a remote control.

Would you respond to this information with a concerted effort at self-examination and profound behavior change?

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Suboxone and Overdose

December 8, 2016 by C. Scott McMillin

Naloxone is there to prevent someone from injecting Suboxone to get high.

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War Within

October 20, 2016 by C. Scott McMillin

That’s the mystery: Not why some people become addicted to certain substances, but why others do not.

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