Another Story of Recovery

August 8, 2019 by C. Scott McMillin

Nonetheless, years of drinking and drugging and lapsing and relapsing will invariably have an effect on the victim of addiction.

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Functioning on Heroin?

April 16, 2018 by C. Scott McMillin

They qualify for the diagnosis, but have not yet experienced the sort of problems that are usually required to motivate a serious attempt to abandon drug use.

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Heroin Assisted Treatment

July 6, 2017 by C. Scott McMillin

The benefits of the program are framed mostly in terms of harm reduction– what doesn’t happen.

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In the News: Hitler’s Heroin

April 17, 2017 by C. Scott McMillin

That’s not so different from any number of celebrities who’ve died of accidental overdose in the years since the War ended.

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In the News: Heroin Deaths Surpass Gun-Related Deaths

December 19, 2016 by C. Scott McMillin

Sadly, the notion of addiction as a disease remains counter-intuitive for many Americans, who instead assume it’s the user’s own fault, the result of some horrendously unwise decision-making process.

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“The Wire” and Children of Addiction

August 15, 2016 by C. Scott McMillin

The first time around, I thought it was the best-ever depiction of the impact of addiction on all levels of society– individuals, groups, institutions.

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In the News: Drug Epidemics and Confusing the Issues

April 28, 2016 by C. Scott McMillin

Epidemics do tend to end at some point, but they leave considerable destruction in their wake.

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Heroin Commercial

April 25, 2016 by C. Scott McMillin

Heroin was a product of the Bayer Company of Germany, marketed as a preferred alternative to morphine– stronger, and thought to be safer

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Dreamland: The True Tale of America’s Opiate Epidemic

March 3, 2016 by C. Scott McMillin

Instead of sleazy criminals and foreign warlords, the misuse was initially at the hands of trained physicians, with the confidence of medical authorities.

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A Pocket of Heroin

October 12, 2015 by C. Scott McMillin

Chimayo and surrounding Rio Arriba County have long struggled with heroin overdose rates that exceed ten times the national average.

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