Philosopher’s Stone

April 2, 2018 by C. Scott McMillin

The author correctly observes that the type of treatment offered for addiction will reflect prevailing beliefs about addiction itself– its causes, effects, likely outcome.

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Smoking Addiction

January 29, 2018 by C. Scott McMillin

CDC gives cigarettes credit for more than 480,000 deaths a year, in the US alone.

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Opioid Vulnerability

October 5, 2017 by C. Scott McMillin

There’s no blood test, no scan to aid diagnosis. Knowing intellectually that one in ten will succumb is very little help; it has no practical value in terms of predicting an individual outcome.

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Professionals and Addiction

August 7, 2017 by C. Scott McMillin

Money is a tool that allows some to delay the inevitable. They construct a protective bubble that minimizes the risk of getting caught and the other consequences that follow addiction.

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Are Video Games Addictive?

April 13, 2017 by C. Scott McMillin

Isn’t that a bit like the drinker who insists he’s fine except that he just drinks a whole lot more than other people?

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Stigma Behind the Stethoscope

February 13, 2017 by C. Scott McMillin

There’s no shortage of stories among nurses and doctors about a friend or family member who went through treatment and relapsed, perhaps many times.

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War Within

October 20, 2016 by C. Scott McMillin

That’s the mystery: Not why some people become addicted to certain substances, but why others do not.

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Cross-Addiction

July 18, 2016 by C. Scott McMillin

Newcomers had a tendency to focus their attention on the drug that brought them to treatment, ignoring others they happened to have been using.

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Crystal Ball: Cannabis Use Disorder

June 23, 2016 by C. Scott McMillin

There’s a lag between the onset of an addictive disorder and arrival in treatment.

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Miracle Max

March 14, 2016 by C. Scott McMillin

Clinicians… feel as if they’re always missing at least one extremely important tool that would make all the difference.

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