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

An Addiction Switch?

February 3, 2014 by C. Scott McMillin

One characteristic of Delta FosB is its unusual stability. It’s capable of persisting in the brain for a very long time.

Topics:


The More Things Change…

December 23, 2013 by C. Scott McMillin

Few clinicians believed that street crack addicts could succeed as outpatients, but the demand for residential care was never fully met because of, you know, budget considerations.

Topics: , ,


The March of Pseudoscience

December 2, 2013 by C. Scott McMillin

The treatment population is jam-packed with vulnerable people and families desperately looking for magic solutions to a genuinely challenging problem like recovery.

Topics: , ,


Aaieee!! Krokodil!

November 25, 2013 by C. Scott McMillin

The evidence suggests we do not yet have a Krokodil epidemic. Although the media seems to do its best to help create one.

Topics: , ,


Yes, I’m Annoyed, and You Should Be, Too

November 18, 2013 by C. Scott McMillin

We’re in a drug epidemic with no South American cartels or Afghan drug lords to vilify.

Topics: , , , , ,


The Malibu Mindset

September 17, 2013 by C. Scott McMillin

What does a place like that have in common with a big-city program filled with homeless addicts who have multiple social problems and co-occurring disorders and perhaps haven’t held a job in decades?

Topics: , ,


Easier, Softer Way

September 3, 2013 by C. Scott McMillin

One thing’s for sure: it’ll be popular, because your typical alcoholic would rather not quit if he could think of an alternative.

Topics: , , ,


The Rumor Mill: “Killer Rehab”?

July 18, 2013 by C. Scott McMillin

Either way, it’s the drugs and alcohol that wind up killing the addict — not abstinence.

Topics: , , ,


…And Now I Know the Rest of the Story!

June 30, 2013 by Richard Curtis

I had to think back to the retreat leaders I had experienced, and remember just how much they listened to me and offered prayers, not advice.

Topics: ,


The Grief Exception

June 4, 2013 by C. Scott McMillin

Psychiatrists were encouraged to hold off on a diagnosis of depressive disorder until several months after such a loss.

Topics: , , ,


Subscribe to RecoverySI via Email

Join 3,198 other subscribers


New Content


 


Top Commenters

24 comments
Joyce Goodale
12 comments
9 comments
8 comments

Most Viewed



RecoverySI on Twitter