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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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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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A ‘Secret’ Life

May 26, 2016 by C. Scott McMillin

He perceives it as gradual when in reality it’s progressing rather quickly.

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What My Treatment Center Did Right

May 5, 2016 by Nadia Sheikh

Treatment is a formative time for a recovering addict—the ideas that seem to save us end up staying with us.

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Fault and Blame

March 7, 2016 by C. Scott McMillin

Rehab isn’t intended to effect a cure for someone’s addiction. We don’t have a cure for anybody’s addiction.

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Social Media and Recovery

January 21, 2016 by C. Scott McMillin

In other words, they may also be engaged in professional treatment, attending live support groups, seeking medical or mental health care, or some combination of the above.

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Recovery Maintenance Tip: Avoid Casinos

January 7, 2016 by C. Scott McMillin

Many arrive in addiction treatment with clear symptoms of pathological gambling that often go unrecognized.

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