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 30, 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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De-Escalating Parent/Child Conflict

October 23, 2012 by C. Scott McMillin

All successful negotiations depend on two outcomes, whether you’re dealing with your 15 year old, or mediating a border dispute in the Middle East.

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The Rescuer’s Plight: Avoiding the Enabling Trap

October 21, 2012 by C. Scott McMillin

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Fifteen-year-old Andrea is out of control. She drinks, abuses drugs, and dances illegally at a strip club. What can Mom do about it? The answer is surprising.

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Preventing Adolescent Cannabis Abuse

August 4, 2012 by C. Scott McMillin

Imagine a student sitting in the school auditorium listening to a teacher or police officer insist that cannabis makes you less intelligent. Meanwhile, he knows that the kid in front of him, an honor student, smokes pot every weekend.

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Rehab Soundbyte: Determined Mom

April 3, 2012 by Cecile

Mom is determined to stop her son from taking drugs. With that kind of willpower, she’s bound to succeed…. isn’t she?

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Teachers Reduce Addiction Risk!

March 30, 2012 by Cecile

This is the first data-driven study which shows that teacher support is associated with lower levels of early alcohol use.

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