Is Your Therapy Dull?

August 23, 2018 by C. Scott McMillin

“It’s too much like doing your taxes,” was her verdict. ┬áThat’s probably the worst thing I’ve heard anyone say about psychotherapy.

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Practice versus Knowledge

August 31, 2015 by C. Scott McMillin

Most people in stable recovery got there the hard way, through major alterations in the way they live.

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Insomnia: The Medication Dilemma

June 15, 2015 by C. Scott McMillin

Insomnia is at the top of the list of common problems for both active addicts and the newly recovering, and sleeping meds can pose risks.

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Addiction Counseling Ingredients

April 28, 2014 by C. Scott McMillin

Stats are something we impose on them when there’s already another client waiting in the corridor and the charting still isn’t done.

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Professional Versus Not

April 17, 2014 by C. Scott McMillin

From the beginning, it was designed to be a program for living… a grass-roots approach based not on scientific research or professional practice but on the direct experience of recovering persons.

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Ideology Wars

February 17, 2014 by C. Scott McMillin

If Project MATCH had it right, and all three work but none works significantly better than the others– then what’s all the argument about?

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Retrain Your Brain: Scripting

January 16, 2013 by Cecile

Language– the words we choose for our self-talk– has a powerful influence on our brain function. Words can help us re-shape the cycle of feelings, impulses, and behaviors.

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Material Clients Can’t (or Won’t) Read Doesn’t Help Them

March 17, 2012 by C. Scott McMillin

It’s not so much that the client is unable to grasp the info as he or she is easily discouraged based on a fund of previous negative experiences in school.

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