Decision Making in Early Recovery

August 15, 2019 by C. Scott McMillin

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Suddenly we’re missing obvious warning signs, ignoring key markers of danger, or simply deciding to take a leap of faith at exactly the wrong moment.

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Landing On Your Feet

December 24, 2018 by C. Scott McMillin

For most of us, personal risk management boils down to inserting a process of logical reasoning between the desire and the action.

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Birth of an Epidemic

June 19, 2017 by C. Scott McMillin

We don’t have the option of simply forgoing the use of opioids in medicine because, frankly, we don’t have a viable alternative.

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Chill Breathing

April 20, 2017 by C. Scott McMillin

I felt better and according to science, made better decisions if I took a few moments to calm myself.

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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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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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Making Good Decisions

March 11, 2013 by C. Scott McMillin

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Seek outside advice. Good advice, that is. Not the sort from the guy on the next bar stool.

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Build Client Decision-Making Skills With Football

January 19, 2013 by C. Scott McMillin

The point of the game is to win. You win by knowing the odds and trying to take advantage of them. Even if that means resisting emotional impulses.

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Contrast

November 8, 2012 by C. Scott McMillin

We want to simplify difficult choice so as to maximize the chance the alcoholic person will make the right one.

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