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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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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Denial? Or Delusion?

October 4, 2018 by C. Scott McMillin

Of course, left to its own devices, addiction often worsens.

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The Inoculation Effect

June 1, 2017 by C. Scott McMillin

Our goal is to reframe the discussion in a way that supports rather than undermines change.

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Doctors in Denial

May 4, 2017 by C. Scott McMillin

Here was a physician who regularly committed an assortment of crimes without considering himself a criminal. To his way of thinking, he was the victim.

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Don’t Forget Denial

February 20, 2017 by C. Scott McMillin

It seems to me that it’s entirely possible for one person to be lying, ambivalent, and in denial at the same time.

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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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Treatment Plan Redux

September 12, 2016 by C. Scott McMillin

Addiction programs, conversely, targeted elimination or at least substantial reduction in substance use– a narrower goal that permitted greater focus in treatment.

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A ‘Secret’ Life

May 26, 2016 by C. Scott McMillin

He perceives it as gradual when in reality it’s progressing rather quickly.

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Taking Action: Analyze Past Flaws

February 26, 2015 by C. Scott McMillin

Families often think it’s the addict or alcoholic’s emotions that need to be overcome to succeed. But in fact, we need to start by dealing with our own feelings.

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