Secondhand Drinking

July 11, 2019 by C. Scott McMillin

It can be flagrant or subtle, but damage it will be. Sadly, the drinker is usually the last one to become aware of it. In fact, many never do.

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Coercion in Massachusetts

May 20, 2019 by C. Scott McMillin

I compare it to finding someone lying on the sidewalk, helping them up, brushing them off, and pushing them down again.

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Cruising With Cannabis

May 16, 2019 by C. Scott McMillin

There’s not a lot of disagreement about the potential for cannabis intoxication to impair driving performance, though without an accepted standard and a reliable roadside test, it’s not of much value in a courtroom.

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When Shame Would Help

May 13, 2019 by C. Scott McMillin

Clearly, these folks don’t experience shame in the way society expects. It’s why they arrive in treatment angry and defensive.

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Treatment and Coercion

April 25, 2019 by C. Scott McMillin

Those of us who work in treatment quickly sense a problem: people with addictions aren’t likely to respond to this approach.

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Cannabis Consequences

January 31, 2019 by C. Scott McMillin

One of the key ingredients for a drug epidemic is a false sense of confidence in the safety of drug use.

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Synergism Strikes

January 3, 2019 by C. Scott McMillin

Then there are the users who seek to overcome their own elevated tolerance, which interferes with ordinary drug-taking, by simultaneously consuming a second substance of the same general effect

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Dayton Gets Results

December 17, 2018 by C. Scott McMillin

We should remember that Ohio’s Republican governor had to go against the wishes of many in his own party in order to achieve this.

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Why Zero Tolerance Fails

July 26, 2018 by C. Scott McMillin

…as one judge told me at a conference: “no matter how many jails you build, judges will fill them. It’s the easiest way to make this someone else’s problem, instead of ours.”

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Restorative Justice for Big Pharma?

January 4, 2018 by C. Scott McMillin

I think most people understand the concept of making amends for past misdeeds.

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