Memory by Function

March 6, 2014 by C. Scott McMillin

The personal story that recovering folks tell at 12 Step meetings is a reconstruction of episodic memories.

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Retrain Your Brain: Scripting

December 10, 2012 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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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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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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Dual Dilemma: When Addiction & Mental Illness Combine

December 10, 2012 by C. Scott McMillin

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The key to treatment success is an integrated approach: One treatment team treats both illnesses using an integrated treatment plan.

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Senior Addicts Have Special Needs

June 5, 2012 by C. Scott McMillin

That doesn’t mean you need a program that treats senior exclusively. It does suggest that you should concentrate your efforts on programs with access to physician care beyond simple detox.

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Beyond the Barrier: Depression in Early Recovery

April 24, 2012 by Cecile

Medication may help, and we shouldn’t automatically rule it out because it’s “taking pills.” Some pills are okay, if we take them under supervision and according to directions.

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