Shopping for Treatment

April 22, 2012 by C. Scott McMillin

Current research suggests that an optimal treatment episode is in the neighborhood of three months. That doesn’t mean it must be all in residence.

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Finding the Right Opioid Treatment Program

April 1, 2012 by C. Scott McMillin

Some of what patients hear is gossip and folklore, something for which the addict community is famous. But there is a wide variation in quality among OTPs.

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Intervention and Publicly Funded Rehab

March 25, 2012 by C. Scott McMillin

topics related to decision making process - uncertainty, alternatives, risk consequences, complexity, personal issues; white chalk handwriting and color sticky notes on blackboard

Explain your situation and make a request: You want your nephew’s name placed on the admissions list for a date beyond the current waiting list.

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Is Treatment “Successful”?

September 14, 2011 by C. Scott McMillin

The goal of treatment is to maximize chances for a successful outcome. But ultimately, to drink or not to drink remains the alcoholic’s choice.

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