We have four blogs on our site, each with its own focus:

HTT-Fam

How to Talk so Someone With Addiction Will Listen (Families) is a question-and-answer format blog that provides help for families struggling with an addiction problem.

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HTT-Clin

How to Talk so Someone With Addiction Will Listen (Clinicians) is a question-and answer format blog serving as a discussion forum for treatment clinicians & recovery pros.

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Tips

Tips for Treatment Programs is a question-and-answer format blog that gives practical tips for people who want to run excellent treatment & recovery programs.

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Thinking

Thinking About Addiction is a more traditional “sharing our thoughts” blog that responds to news, information, and whatever’s happening for us right now. It’s too long a title to call it “Thinking About Addiction, Treatment, and Recovery” but that’s a better description.

Here’s a feed of all the posts to all of our blogs:

When Shame Would Help

May 13, 2019 by C. Scott McMillin

Clearly, these folks don’t experience shame in the way society expects. It’s why they arrive in treatment angry and defensive.

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Perp or Victim?

May 9, 2019 by C. Scott McMillin

We can’t be too surprised at the extraordinary lengths that owners and CEOs will go to hang onto those profits.

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Evidence is Great, But…

May 6, 2019 by C. Scott McMillin

Research admittedly takes a long time, including the need for replication, and patients in clinical programs aren’t necessarily willing to wait.

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Genetics of Heavy Drinking and Alcoholism

May 2, 2019 by C. Scott McMillin

Many so-called “heavy drinkers” do in fact meet criteria for an AUD, but quite a few do not.

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Ending an Epidemic?

April 29, 2019 by C. Scott McMillin

It’s as if we can’t conceive of life without drowning ourselves in abusable substances.

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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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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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Edible Alert

April 15, 2019 by C. Scott McMillin

…despite the rapid growth in new cases, the number still doesn’t equal alcohol.

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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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