ThinkingAcross the Spectrum of Policy, Practice, Research & Reality

A blog about anything related to addiction, treatment, or recovery, all the way from prevention to building recovery-friendly communities. We also welcome guest bloggers here!

space

Prohibition Paradox

July 15, 2019 by C. Scott McMillin

Alcohol still gets credit for close to 90,000 deaths every year– more than other drugs, even in the middle of an epidemic.

Topics: ,


Mission Not Accomplished

July 8, 2019 by C. Scott McMillin

It’s a real challenge for the folks on the ground to fit their reality into the prescribed format of a Federal grant.

Topics: , ,


Esketamine Second Thoughts

July 4, 2019 by C. Scott McMillin

The first trials did not demonstrate effectiveness beyond placebo. So the FDA allowed a third trial which apparently did, at least a little.

Topics: ,


Word of Warning

July 1, 2019 by C. Scott McMillin

Cannabis doesn’t replace opioids the way methadone or buprenorphine do. There’s no antagonist effect as with naloxone or naltrexone.

Topics: ,


Life Without Opioids

June 24, 2019 by C. Scott McMillin

We shouldn’t ignore the¬†emotional factors involved in chronic pain– such as anxiety and depression.

Topics: ,


Stimulants Today

June 17, 2019 by C. Scott McMillin

The list of deaths from the practice is long and oddly prestigious, featuring celebs such as John Belushi and Chris Farley, among many others.

Topics: , ,


Another Day, Another Opioid Lawsuit

June 10, 2019 by C. Scott McMillin

Meanwhile , the healthcare field continues to struggle with legitimate issues around the use of (and controls over) opioids in medical practice.

Topics: ,


Is Cannabis Addictive?

June 3, 2019 by C. Scott McMillin

The best answer is the one we came up with to explain the selectivity of alcoholism: Differences in individual susceptibility.

Topics: ,


Raising the Tobacco Age Limit

May 30, 2019 by C. Scott McMillin

So, public health advocates maintain, the McConnell plan is really just a clever ruse to reduce support for other legislation that might actually reduce smoking and vaping.

Topics: ,


In the News: Magical Mushrooms

May 27, 2019 by C. Scott McMillin

Will society benefit from greater access to this drug? Are there potential problems we haven’t anticipated?

Topics: , ,


Subscribe to RecoverySI via Email

Join 3,486 other subscribers


New Content


 


Top Commenters

24 comments
Joyce Goodale
12 comments
9 comments
8 comments

Most Viewed



RecoverySI on Twitter