Secondhand Drinking

July 11, 2019 by C. Scott McMillin

It can be flagrant or subtle, but damage it will be. Sadly, the drinker is usually the last one to become aware of it. In fact, many never do.

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To Mom, With Love- Your Addict Son

December 15, 2016 by Andy M

It was as if he were speaking my story- different people, same ending.

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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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Family Dynamic

December 11, 2014 by C. Scott McMillin

It’s difficult, perhaps impossible, for them to fully separate the behavior from the person. So in recovery, they may cling to resentments from the distant past.

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Call the Intervention Pro?

August 21, 2014 by C. Scott McMillin

if some members of your team have become hesitant, mired in doubt, lost their motivation– then you want the professional with you.

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Five Things NOT to Say to Someone With Addiction

May 5, 2014 by Stephen Booth

Many addicts think they can control their drinking. While they may be able to stop, simply quitting is different from a lasting, internal change.

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The Natural History of Recovery: One Youth’s Experience

December 9, 2013 by C. Scott McMillin

This is really about a continuous process of change. The unifying force is the addict’s subjective experience.

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Recognizing Enabling Behaviors

October 28, 2013 by C. Scott McMillin

Many good interveners—including some excellent professional intervention counselors—started out as primary enablers.

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Intervener Basics

October 4, 2013 by C. Scott McMillin

The same people whose “enabling” actions allow the disease to flourish— and who may feel helpless to confront it— are the ones who can be most effective as interveners.

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Your Greatest Fear

September 5, 2013 by C. Scott McMillin

They don’t realize how effectively their actions are undermining their own goal: getting the addict into treatment.

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