Professionals and Addiction

August 7, 2017 by C. Scott McMillin

Money is a tool that allows some to delay the inevitable. They construct a protective bubble that minimizes the risk of getting caught and the other consequences that follow addiction.

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The View Depends on Where You Stand

December 26, 2016 by C. Scott McMillin

This isn’t a problem a physician can deal with comfortably in the context of a 12-15 minute office visit.

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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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The Intervention Tipping Point

December 17, 2015 by C. Scott McMillin

The terms of agreement that emerge from an intervention must be the right terms, likely to result in success and amenable to all parties.

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Doctors and Addiction

November 16, 2015 by C. Scott McMillin

If by chance the patient didn’t fit the physician’s preconception of an addict– he or she was a respected member of the community, for example– then the doctor often fell into the enabler role.

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Where Goals and Effectiveness Meet

April 30, 2015 by Cecile

Experience tells us that almost all of the wide variety of treatment strategies and models are around because they work well for someone.

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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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Taking Action: Know the Enemy

January 19, 2015 by C. Scott McMillin

The behaviors of alcoholics and addicts are so predictable because the disease follows a certain progression.

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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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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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