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:

Making Phone Contacts More Meaningful (Marketing)

October 1, 2011 by C. Scott McMillin

Woman holding phone, looking doubtful or worried.

In most cases, our only pre-admission contact with prospective patients and families is by telephone.

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Why Don’t Physicians Refer People for Treatment?

September 30, 2011 by C. Scott McMillin

A patient said he’d visited a local family clinic three times in the past year for drinking-related problems and the physician never once mentioned that he needed treatment.

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Is There a Cure?

September 29, 2011 by C. Scott McMillin

When I think of a ‘cure’ for alcoholism, I mean the ability to drink without further problems.

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Rural Areas and ASAM Criteria

September 25, 2011 by C. Scott McMillin

We keep running into situations where ASAM criteria don’t seem to apply.

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How to Lower Inpatient Dropout Rates

September 24, 2011 by C. Scott McMillin

Picture a boat with two holes in its bottom. Fix one and not the other and the second leaks a little worse than before.

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Will Spirituality Work for This Counselor?

September 23, 2011 by C. Scott McMillin

I wasn’t trained in how to incorporate material about faith and God into counseling. Most of my graduate school education was on traditional social work practice.

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Can I Help My Boyfriend Stop Drinking?

September 23, 2011 by C. Scott McMillin

Once an alcoholic acknowledges the need for professional help, even insincerely, the biggest obstacle is gone.

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Helping Family Members Recover

September 16, 2011 by C. Scott McMillin

He still isn’t willing to talk about me or my feelings. The kids and I went through three years of pain waiting for him to reach the point where he admitted he needed help

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Is Treatment “Successful”?

September 14, 2011 by C. Scott McMillin

The goal of treatment is to maximize chances for a successful outcome. But ultimately, to drink or not to drink remains the alcoholic’s choice.

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