The Advice Trap

January 24, 2019 by C. Scott McMillin

There are folks who make the rounds, getting the same advice over and over, and never putting it into action.

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Running for Recovery

December 13, 2018 by C. Scott McMillin

It’s difficult to gab or text with your friends or play Candy Crush while you’re struggling to assume the yoga position.

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Trauma and Memory

November 8, 2018 by C. Scott McMillin

In fact, it’s often difficult to convince the trauma patient to seek treatment, in part because of fear of having to re-experience the event.

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New Life, New You, New Job

August 30, 2018 by Rufus Carter

Rebuilding trust is no easy feat but if you have a friend or family member willing to let you crash on the couch, you will have to do just that temporarily.

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Why Addiction is a Family Disease

August 9, 2018 by Matthew Boyle

Partners of addicted people may have difficulty leaving or setting boundaries because they do not wish to be rejected or hated by their partner.

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Relapse is Not Failure

June 22, 2017 by Parker Horveath

I felt detached from life and the people around me. I felt like a failure, but I had no other choice but to get back on my feet and try again.

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Crime- the Lifestyle

March 9, 2017 by C. Scott McMillin

Young man wearing handcuffs, sitting back againts a wall, looking angry.

That’s why drug treatment may reduce crime, but doesn’t always eliminate it.

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Mandated vs. Voluntary Treatment

March 2, 2017 by C. Scott McMillin

I suspect that the methodology for measuring success was far too narrow. Focused entirely on crime, they missed a host of other gains from participation in treatment.

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Don’t Forget Denial

February 20, 2017 by C. Scott McMillin

It seems to me that it’s entirely possible for one person to be lying, ambivalent, and in denial at the same time.

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“S/he Did it AGAIN?” Repeat DUI Offenders

February 2, 2017 by C. Scott McMillin

A criminal defense attorney complained to me that his clients didn’t begin to take things seriously until the second or even third offense.

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