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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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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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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Language and Labeling

October 16, 2014 by C. Scott McMillin

It’s the stigma that creates the distinction, not the distinction that creates the stigma.

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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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Genetic Marker for Alcoholism

August 28, 2014 by C. Scott McMillin

There would presumably be a real advantage to a genetic profile that pinpointed those at special risk for alcoholism

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Addiction Treatment via US Healthcare System: The Downside

August 4, 2014 by C. Scott McMillin

The reality is that if we’d had to rely solely on the healthcare system, a lot of people who are in recovery today would simply never have made it.

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