About Saying “No”

June 27, 2019 by C. Scott McMillin

You may have unintentionally established a pattern of saying things you didn’t really mean, or making promises you didn’t keep, or threatening consequences that never came to pass.

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Cutting Off the Cash

February 7, 2019 by C. Scott McMillin

As we explored their dilemma, the father suddenly had an insight: the money he gave his son, regardless of reason, just wound up in some in some drug dealer’s pocket.

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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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First Drink

March 22, 2018 by C. Scott McMillin

…provoking is behavior that encourages a return to use.

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Naloxone Fatigue

October 19, 2017 by C. Scott McMillin

Nurses and doctors experience the same feelings about homeless alcoholics they see in the ER every Saturday night.

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In the News: The “Affluenza” Case

December 21, 2015 by C. Scott McMillin

Our healthcare system supports more and in some cases better treatment based on the ability to pay for it.

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Pot and the NFL Draft

May 4, 2015 by C. Scott McMillin

A key trait of the addict is a weird ability to function despite the presence of high concentrations of a drug.

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Recidivism Trap

December 29, 2014 by C. Scott McMillin

As if he were proud of it — as if his list of treatment ‘failures’ represented a weird sort of achievement.

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How Easy am I to Manipulate?

February 20, 2014 by C. Scott McMillin

Their targets often know or strongly suspect they’re being manipulated, but give in anyway because they can’t figure out how to avoid it.

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