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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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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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Cutting Off the Cash

February 7, 2019 by C. Scott McMillin

As we explored their dilemma, the father suddenly had an insight: the money he gave his son, regardless of reason, just wound up in some in some drug dealer’s pocket.

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Relaxing in Recovery

January 10, 2019 by C. Scott McMillin

There’s not much point in pretending that all those years of dousing the brain with toxins hasn’t left its mark.

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Landing On Your Feet

December 24, 2018 by C. Scott McMillin

For most of us, personal risk management boils down to inserting a process of logical reasoning between the desire and the action.

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