Addiction And: ASPD

December 10, 2012 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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Different Levels of Treatment: Who Gets What

December 10, 2012 by C. Scott McMillin

For the most part, if you are hoping that insurance, Medicare or Medicaid, or another third-party payor will help with–or pick up entirely–the costs of treatment, you’ll be running into ASAM criteria that control who gets what kind of treatment.

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Complex Trauma: A Practical Approach

December 10, 2012 by C. Scott McMillin

We can’t always predict which problem will require attention first — or indeed, when opening a door in therapy will introduce a whole new set of emotional needs and issues.

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Intervention at the ER? Can it Work?

September 30, 2012 by C. Scott McMillin

If we could reach them now, the process might well be interrupted. Preventing a host of more serious problems — some of them fatal to other people, or the user himself.

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Helping Memory-Impaired Clients

March 8, 2012 by C. Scott McMillin

Rapid severe weight loss combined with heavy drinking is a formula for lasting difficulties.

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Why Don’t Physicians Refer People for Treatment?

September 30, 2011 by C. Scott McMillin

A patient said he’d visited a local family clinic three times in the past year for drinking-related problems and the physician never once mentioned that he needed treatment.

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Rural Areas and ASAM Criteria

September 25, 2011 by C. Scott McMillin

We keep running into situations where ASAM criteria don’t seem to apply.

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