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:

Reducing Outpatient No-Shows

March 10, 2012 by C. Scott McMillin

No patient can benefit from a session he or she didn’t attend (at least, we hope not.)

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The Disease Debate

March 9, 2012 by C. Scott McMillin

“We’re still stuck at the problem of definition. Until we agree on that, I don’t know how we can resolve it.” And not surprisingly, we didn’t.

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Helping Memory-Impaired Clients

March 8, 2012 by C. Scott McMillin

Rapid severe weight loss combined with heavy drinking is a formula for lasting difficulties.

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Can Binge Drinking Make You Stupid?

March 7, 2012 by C. Scott McMillin

Effects on learning and memory appear particularly important when the drinking occurred during adolescence, an ‘accelerated learning period’ for most of us.

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Why Do Alcoholics Drink?

March 6, 2012 by C. Scott McMillin

If you’re happy with your program of recovery, find another therapist who believes in letting the client direct the course of therapy.

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The Alcoholic in the Hospital

March 5, 2012 by C. Scott McMillin

The medical professions have been dealing with alcoholism and alcoholics for thousands of years, and this experience has led to some pretty hard and fast views on the subject.

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Prescription Drug Abuse Epidemic pt. 2

March 2, 2012 by C. Scott McMillin

It’s glib, deceptive, self-serving and futile to address what the CDC has described as an epidemic, by finger-pointing.

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The “Party School” Problem

February 29, 2012 by C. Scott McMillin

"Well, they’re afraid the college will get a rep as anti- drinking,"

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Lessons Learned?

February 23, 2012 by C. Scott McMillin

We want to make sure the alcoholic learns the right lesson from experience.

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Decisions, decisions: Discharging someone for drinking or drug use

February 22, 2012 by C. Scott McMillin

You can be firm and still leave room for someone in authority to make an exception.

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