Relaxing in Recovery

January 10, 2019 by C. Scott McMillin

There’s not much point in pretending that all those years of dousing the brain with toxins hasn’t left its mark.

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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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Recovery Reality

July 12, 2018 by C. Scott McMillin

“All my friends drink,” someone says. There’s a reason for that.

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Gabapentin

January 8, 2018 by C. Scott McMillin

You might say the drug itself may not be that dangerous, except to our patients. 

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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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Insomnia: The Medication Dilemma

June 15, 2015 by C. Scott McMillin

Insomnia is at the top of the list of common problems for both active addicts and the newly recovering, and sleeping meds can pose risks.

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Intrusive Thoughts

June 1, 2015 by C. Scott McMillin

In most cases, the intrusive thoughts associated with addiction (cravings, disturbing images, etc) go away during the course of recovery.

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Leaving Rehab: Seven Tips

May 26, 2014 by C. Scott McMillin

At the end of each day, make a list of what went right. Focus on that rather than the things that didn’t.

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The Culture of Drug Use

May 8, 2014 by C. Scott McMillin

After years in the drug world, it may not be easy for someone new to recovery to fit comfortably into the larger society. It helps to find people such as yourself– who used to use drugs but no longer do– to relate to.

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Routines for Living Recovery

April 3, 2014 by C. Scott McMillin

Ultimately, what replaces addiction in recovery is life, in all its glory.

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