TipsPractical tips for excellent treatment & recovery programs

Everything from building safety to marketing to compliance to hospitality services to program development. Running a treatment or recovery program is a multi-tasking challenge for anyone. This blog features common-sense ‘protips’ based on more than 30 years of planning, starting, rescuing, and improving all kinds of addiction-related programs.

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Is Your Therapy Dull?

August 23, 2018 by C. Scott McMillin

“It’s too much like doing your taxes,” was her verdict.  That’s probably the worst thing I’ve heard anyone say about psychotherapy.

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Recovery at Work

August 20, 2018 by C. Scott McMillin

Do what you promised, regardless of employee or the job they hold. Fairness is important, and fairness is a perception.

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Individualizing Treatment With Alternative Therapies

July 19, 2018 by Kimberly Hayes

Some approaches are better than others at helping an individual identify what works for them in understanding their disease and establishing a stable recovery.


In Luxury’s Lap

March 12, 2018 by C. Scott McMillin

The goal is for patients to receive quality care regardless of where they happen to land in the treatment system.

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Gabapentin

January 8, 2018 by C. Scott McMillin

You might say the drug itself may not be that dangerous, except to our patients. 

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Methadone Maintenance Plus

October 26, 2017 by C. Scott McMillin

It’s the basic unit of most drug-free approaches. What would happen if it could be incorporated into the OTP curriculum?

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Is MAT Enough?

September 21, 2017 by C. Scott McMillin

Of course with additional treatment responsibilities, a counselor couldn’t be expected to manage a caseload of up to 75.

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Cannabis Treatment

July 13, 2017 by C. Scott McMillin

…we should be looking at modifying our historical approach to the addicted cannabis client, away from emphasis on legal consequences and mandated compliance, and towards a more patient-centered model.

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Recovery Homes

June 29, 2017 by C. Scott McMillin

We have to ensure the safety and security of those who reside there. It’s not the sort of business that naturally self-regulates. That’s what government is for.

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Compliance via Incentives

June 15, 2017 by C. Scott McMillin

An important step that programs often skip: the collection of baseline data. Improvements are often incremental, and if you don’t know exactly where you started, it’s easy to miss them.

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