Communicating With Your Recovering Loved One

April 22, 2019 by Patrick Bailey

It is not always about having the right words to say, but asking the right questions and giving the space to answer with vulnerability.

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The Advice Trap

January 24, 2019 by C. Scott McMillin

There are folks who make the rounds, getting the same advice over and over, and never putting it into action.

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Fighting Pseudoscience: Critical Thinking

April 6, 2017 by C. Scott McMillin

We need the knowledge and skill to evaluate claims of effectiveness as medical treatments– for instance, to determine whether the research that supports that claim is solid, or if it’s unreliable.

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In the News: The Human Element

January 30, 2017 by C. Scott McMillin

A doc who’s watching the clock is far less likely to expend valuable time chatting with a patient.

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Perception or Deception?

January 12, 2017 by C. Scott McMillin

The addicted brain is unable to accurately evaluate the situation.

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Persuasion in Prevention

November 30, 2015 by C. Scott McMillin

Kids in the audience already know someone who uses drugs without appearing to suffer much from it. Assertions to the contrary by some stranger are automatically dismissed.

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Building Content on Your Rehab Blog

June 2, 2014 by Cecile

Of course a blog has one big down side: You have to keep feeding it, like Moloch, with new content.

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Five Things NOT to Say to Someone With Addiction

May 5, 2014 by Stephen Booth

Many addicts think they can control their drinking. While they may be able to stop, simply quitting is different from a lasting, internal change.

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Social Networking and Recovery Services

August 7, 2013 by Cecile

Social networking speech is protected, in the United States at least, by the same Constitution that protects other forms of speech.

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Family Inventory: Priorities and Values

June 18, 2013 by C. Scott McMillin

By the time a client lands in treatment, it may be hard to tell whether their family relationships offer a potential asset or a problem set to address.

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