A New ADHD Epidemic?

March 8, 2018 by C. Scott McMillin

Of course, if you work in addiction treatment, you probably see some of these same meds being abused by young adults, often beginning in college or grad school.

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Forgotten But Not Gone: Other Highs

March 5, 2018 by C. Scott McMillin

There’s an ongoing search among users for ways to either improve the high (which escalating tolerance threatens to steal away) or suppress the withdrawal symptoms.

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In the News: Medicaid Work Requirements

February 5, 2018 by C. Scott McMillin

I can’t help seeing that as a moral argument, not a medical one. And not very practical, either.

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Teens: Cannabis and Vaping Up; Cigarettes Down

December 25, 2017 by C. Scott McMillin

I assume high school is no less boring than it ever was, and it would be a real temptation for some kids to just stay buzzed throughout the school day, while earning praise for avoiding tobacco.

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Beware Lookalikes

December 14, 2017 by C. Scott McMillin

It’s also not too difficult to create a ‘homemade’ variety using raw ingredients purchased on the dark web and a common pill press.

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America’s Drug Epidemic History

November 20, 2017 by C. Scott McMillin

But the repair isn’t cheap, and the outcomes require some patience. And that’s why efforts often fail. America gives up too early. 

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Cancer, Cannabis, and the FDA

November 16, 2017 by C. Scott McMillin

The issue isn’t about getting stoned. It’s about whether the product is actually benefiting the customer who purchased it.

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The Search for Better Pain Remedies

August 17, 2017 by C. Scott McMillin

When the push to use more opioids for pain began, we kept hearing that there were 100 million chronic pain patients in the United States, most of whom were untreated (or undertreated).

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Notes From the Epidemic

August 14, 2017 by C. Scott McMillin

We should anticipate that many patients with opioid disorders will also be in treatment for some chronic medical disorder.

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In the News: Who Gets Narcan?

July 31, 2017 by C. Scott McMillin

That was always the flaw with the concept of fighting a “war” on drugs– who exactly is the enemy?

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