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:

The Bullying Game

October 24, 2011 by C. Scott McMillin

Pretty soon we’re having a big argument which ends with me feeling miserable and him gone to the pub.

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Why Didn’t Our Intervention Work?

October 21, 2011 by C. Scott McMillin

The family had good representation from important people in the alcoholic’s life, and there was professional help, but that’s not leverage.

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Corporate Expectations

October 15, 2011 by C. Scott McMillin

What am I supposed to do with all this information? It doesn’t bring in more patients or help me get additional staff to treat the patients I already have.

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Adding Services for Co-Occurring Disorders

October 13, 2011 by C. Scott McMillin

The key question involves which part of the COD population you’re going to serve. It’s not really a homogeneous group.

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Are Recovering Counselors Better?

October 10, 2011 by C. Scott McMillin

I recall one professor airily informing his class that recovering counselors had an ‘agenda’.

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Is it Treatment Failure or Relapse?

October 8, 2011 by C. Scott McMillin

“We paid almost $50,000 for that program and it seems like a complete waste. We feel so helpless. What do we do?”

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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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