What My Treatment Center Did Right

May 5, 2016 by Nadia Sheikh

Treatment is a formative time for a recovering addict—the ideas that seem to save us end up staying with us.

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Why They Quit

October 30, 2014 by C. Scott McMillin

By the time the family gets around to taking action, conditions in the addict’s life have already reached the point where there’s a certain incentive to change.

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Spontaneous Remission?

October 27, 2014 by C. Scott McMillin

The experience of addiction routinely includes periods of reduced substance use, or abstinence.

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Root Cause

July 3, 2014 by C. Scott McMillin

Complex behaviors often require complex explanations.

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Disease Arguments: The Sequel, Remake, etc.

June 30, 2014 by C. Scott McMillin

Alcoholism has been around for nine or ten thousand years, but most of what science understands of brain function is less than eighty years old.

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Whose Fault Is It, Anyway?

December 16, 2013 by C. Scott McMillin

It makes us uncomfortable to acknowledge that degree of helplessness.

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Do I Have a Drinking Problem?

November 8, 2013 by D. Ryan Hooper

Ultimately, you are the only one that makes decisions about your life.

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Believing in the Disease

June 6, 2013 by C. Scott McMillin

There’s a big difference between “knowing” that something is a disease, and actually treating it as one.

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Addictive Disease: Why Semantics Matter — and Why They Don’t

December 10, 2012 by Cecile

But to start opening those doors, someone has to be in the room — that is, they have to be identified (by themselves, preferably, but frequently by others such as the court system or family members) as possible/probable addicts.

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Evolution of a Disease Concept

December 10, 2012 by C. Scott McMillin

A model generally supersedes other models not because it is perfect in every respect, but because it seems to explain certain aspects better than its predecessors.

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