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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Fault and Blame

March 7, 2016 by C. Scott McMillin

Rehab isn’t intended to effect a cure for someone’s addiction. We don’t have a cure for anybody’s addiction.

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Theory

September 17, 2015 by C. Scott McMillin

We develop habits and routines that seem to have a life of their own– and you’re never more aware of that than when you go to change them.

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