Cannabis and Cognition

November 12, 2018 by C. Scott McMillin

The public , including those in elected office, seem to assume that the expected prohibition on sales and use by underage persons will somehow be enough to limit the damage.

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The Vaping Dilemma

July 5, 2018 by C. Scott McMillin

From a seller’s viewpoint, no customer is more desirable than someone who is actually dependent on their product.

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About the Binge

January 18, 2018 by C. Scott McMillin

Colleges know their students are drinking, often heavily.

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Drug Sniffing Parents

May 15, 2017 by C. Scott McMillin

…actually more of an issue now than in the 80’s, because of the presence of super-powerful opioids like fentanyl or carfentanil, and the growing risk of unintended overdose.

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In the News: The “Affluenza” Case

December 21, 2015 by C. Scott McMillin

Our healthcare system supports more and in some cases better treatment based on the ability to pay for it.

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The FDA and Pediatric Oxycontin

September 21, 2015 by C. Scott McMillin

Nobody knows exactly how extensive off label prescribing is, but estimates range from a fifth of all prescriptions written in the US, to a third if we just look at psychiatric meds.

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Collegiate Recovery Program Study: Recovering Students Face Multiple Addictions

December 4, 2014 by Alexandre Laudet, Ph.D

Close to 20% reported being in recovery from one or more behavioral addictions – especially disordered eating, sex and love addiction, and self harm…

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The Natural History of Recovery: One Youth’s Experience

December 9, 2013 by C. Scott McMillin

This is really about a continuous process of change. The unifying force is the addict’s subjective experience.

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My Kid Can’t Be Addicted: Family Defenses

February 25, 2013 by C. Scott McMillin

What underlies these defenses is anxiety. We’re afraid of what we might find out.

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Practical Advice for Parents: Prescription Painkiller Abuse

December 10, 2012 by C. Scott McMillin

Many of us already have painkillers sitting on a shelf in the bathroom medicine cabinet, alongside the aspirin and the allergy meds. Sometimes they’re unused from prior medical or dental problems.

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