Simon Pegg’s Story

August 13, 2018 by C. Scott McMillin

As control erodes, the drinker redoubles efforts to regain it. Some resort to “white-knuckle” abstinence, giving up alcohol for a while, just to prove to themselves or someone else that they can.

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In the News: Update on Prince

April 30, 2018 by C. Scott McMillin

The real solution would have been for Prince to have received treatment for his drug problem, which by this time was a far bigger issue than his somatic pain.

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In the News: Polypharmacy and Tom Petty

February 12, 2018 by C. Scott McMillin

It’s the result of a problem in medicine that’s been going on since before I ever started working in the field. The drugs have changed, but the results haven’t.

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In the News: Prince’s Pills

May 8, 2017 by C. Scott McMillin

Shame always plays a role. Not just the shame of discovery, but the shame of having a problem in the first place.

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No, It Wasn’t the Pain

June 16, 2016 by C. Scott McMillin

As tired or sleep-deprived or in pain as he might have been that night, if he hadn’t taken the drugs, would he still be alive?

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Josh Hamilton and Confidentiality Laws

May 11, 2015 by C. Scott McMillin

Nobody should have known about this in the first place. Somebody broke Josh’s confidentiality, and sources within the team are a prime suspect.

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Risky Decision Case Study: Quarterback Derby

March 2, 2015 by C. Scott McMillin

To a seasoned counselor, there’s another way to view it. For one thing, these aren’t isolated incidents.

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Anonymity versus Celebrity

February 6, 2014 by C. Scott McMillin

Look what’s happened to the public image of rehab as a result of those awful high-profile celeb incidents.

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The Malibu Mindset

September 17, 2013 by C. Scott McMillin

What does a place like that have in common with a big-city program filled with homeless addicts who have multiple social problems and co-occurring disorders and perhaps haven’t held a job in decades?

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Celebrity Addiction

February 16, 2012 by C. Scott McMillin

Doesn’t seem to matter much whether fame is rooted in music, film, TV, sports, politics — there’s this sense of unreality to all of it.

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