Coordinates on the Recovery Map

April 30, 2013 by C. Scott McMillin

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Addicts and alcoholics follow a fairly predictable route from drinking/using to stable abstinence and recovery, whether they believe in God or not.

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Intervention at the ER, Part 2

February 11, 2013 by C. Scott McMillin

It isn’t that big a challenge; you simply add a basic questionnaire on the subject to your intake paperwork.

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Dangerously Close to Relapse

January 21, 2013 by Soberchrystal

Sober Chrystal talks about the moment when her five years of sobriety hung in the balance and nearly went over the cliff.

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Addictive Disease: Why Semantics Matter — and Why They Don’t

January 15, 2013 by Cecile

But to start opening those doors, someone has to be in the room — that is, they have to be identified (by themselves, preferably, but frequently by others such as the court system or family members) as possible/probable addicts.

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Addiction And: ASPD

January 9, 2013 by C. Scott McMillin

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With a little leverage and some understanding of effective therapeutic technique, you can increase the chances of successful outcomes with these clients.

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Five Reasons to Hate AA

January 2, 2013 by site admin

It’s easier to trash-talk the fellowships than think about quitting. But that’s not the only thing behind the negativity.

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Evolution of a Disease Concept

December 31, 2012 by C. Scott McMillin

A model generally supersedes other models not because it is perfect in every respect, but because it seems to explain certain aspects better than its predecessors.

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Video: Practical Advice on Prescription Painkiller Problems

December 29, 2012 by Cecile

People have abused opiates for 5,000 years. As much as medicine depends on them, they’ve always created problems for a percentage of users.

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Practical Advice on Prescription Painkillers

December 28, 2012 by C. Scott McMillin

People have abused opiates for 5,000 years. As much as medicine depends on them, they’ve always created problems for a percentage of users.

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Video: Can I Help an Alcoholic Change?

December 11, 2012 by Cecile

Scott McMillin, Recovery Systems Institute Principal, discusses the barriers that keep an addict or alcoholic from seeking help. Learning new ways to communicate can allow a caring family member, friend, or professional to motivate them to get the help they need.

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