Genetics of Heavy Drinking and Alcoholism

May 2, 2019 by C. Scott McMillin

Many so-called “heavy drinkers” do in fact meet criteria for an AUD, but quite a few do not.

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Children of the Epidemic

February 14, 2019 by C. Scott McMillin

…there’s general agreement that the experience of being raised in a home with a troubled parent can and does have adverse impact on adult behavior

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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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Pharmaceutical “Cures”

September 22, 2016 by C. Scott McMillin

From a patient’s viewpoint, physicians can be somewhat blase’ about risks associated with a medication.

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Profound Influence

September 8, 2016 by C. Scott McMillin

Willing not only to think outside the box, but to stomp the box flat if need be.

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Attorneys, Physicians, and Alcohol

February 8, 2016 by C. Scott McMillin

I never saw much difference between a lawyer or a doctor bitching about his job in group, and the same behavior from a CPA or a techie or a long-distance trucker.

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Requisition for an Alcoholism Cure

February 23, 2015 by Cecile

Please get back to us as soon as you’ve perfected this cure. We can promise you massive profits, guaranteed.

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Why They Quit

October 30, 2014 by C. Scott McMillin

By the time the family gets around to taking action, conditions in the addict’s life have already reached the point where there’s a certain incentive to change.

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The Struggle to Maintain

October 23, 2014 by C. Scott McMillin

For many, only age and health issues, or an unanticipated dip in that protective tolerance, were enough to finally motivate them to seek help.

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Heavy Users

October 2, 2014 by C. Scott McMillin

Some observers have criticized us for orienting treatment methods to more severe cases, but that’s predominantly who we see in many forms of treatment.

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