“Addicted”? Or “dependent”?

October 10, 2019 by C. Scott McMillin

But it’s still confusing for many people outside the field, since unlike psychiatry, they don’t revise their thinking every couple decades.

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Genetics of Heavy Drinking and Alcoholism

May 2, 2019 by C. Scott McMillin

Many so-called “heavy drinkers” do in fact meet criteria for an AUD, but quite a few do not.

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Addicted to Pot

October 22, 2018 by C. Scott McMillin

Here’s something else familiar: That preoccupation with obtaining and protecting the supply.

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Social Drinking? Problem Drinking?

October 11, 2018 by C. Scott McMillin

Her definition of social drinking was any alcohol consumed in the company of other human beings.

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In the News: Sex Addiction Again…

June 5, 2017 by C. Scott McMillin

A Federal judge once concluded in a famous lawsuit: It was clear that psychiatrists get together to define various disorders, and then every so often, get back together to redefine them.

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Diagnosing Cannabis Use Disorder: Updated

November 14, 2016 by C. Scott McMillin

It certainly makes sense that if you suffer from a major mental illness, you should stay away from pot.

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Cross-Addiction

July 18, 2016 by C. Scott McMillin

Newcomers had a tendency to focus their attention on the drug that brought them to treatment, ignoring others they happened to have been using.

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What is a Cannabis Use Disorder (CUD)?

June 30, 2016 by C. Scott McMillin

Perhaps 20% of users will experience withdrawal– evidence of their dependence on the drug– regardless of whether they have other symptoms.

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Crystal Ball: Cannabis Use Disorder

June 23, 2016 by C. Scott McMillin

There’s a lag between the onset of an addictive disorder and arrival in treatment.

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Heavy Users

October 2, 2014 by C. Scott McMillin

Some observers have criticized us for orienting treatment methods to more severe cases, but that’s predominantly who we see in many forms of treatment.

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