First Drink

March 22, 2018 by C. Scott McMillin

…provoking is behavior that encourages a return to use.

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One Man’s Recovery

January 15, 2018 by C. Scott McMillin

If there’s one drug we’re all reluctant to give up, it’s our prejudices.

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Searching for a Substitute

November 30, 2017 by C. Scott McMillin

If addiction really is a brain disorder based in complex adaptations to a substance, then who’s to say those adaptations won’t occur with a different drug?

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Anonymity Dilemma

November 23, 2017 by C. Scott McMillin

…struggles can actually serve as a disincentive to someone who knows you and is now beginning to peer uncertainly up their own long and bumpy road of life change.

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Five Amazing Life Lessons Recovery Taught Me

July 20, 2017 by Andy M

Ralph nailed it. He’s right- what’s in the past and what’s in our future is nothing compared to what is ultimately inside us.

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Recovery Homes

June 29, 2017 by C. Scott McMillin

We have to ensure the safety and security of those who reside there. It’s not the sort of business that naturally self-regulates. That’s what government is for.

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Relapse is Not Failure

June 22, 2017 by Parker Horveath

I felt detached from life and the people around me. I felt like a failure, but I had no other choice but to get back on my feet and try again.

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Compliance via Incentives

June 15, 2017 by C. Scott McMillin

An important step that programs often skip: the collection of baseline data. Improvements are often incremental, and if you don’t know exactly where you started, it’s easy to miss them.

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Compliance via Fellowship

June 8, 2017 by C. Scott McMillin

In his review of long-term outcome studies involving both alcohol and heroin users, Vaillant noted the inspirational aspects of such participation.

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Is it Recovery Yet?

May 18, 2017 by C. Scott McMillin

It may seem to the individual as if it happens by itself– the result of an autopilot, set to return home.

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