In the News: Opioid Windfall

July 9, 2018 by C. Scott McMillin

It does seem ironic that the industry most responsible for the creation and continuation of our current opioid epidemic could also be the main beneficiary of this next wave of treatment funding.

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The Business of Cures

May 7, 2018 by C. Scott McMillin

I’d feel better if I knew some in our brilliant science community were working hard on ways to taper patients, if just the most highly motivated, off the medications with a reduced risk of return to heroin.

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Naltrexone versus Opioids

November 27, 2017 by C. Scott McMillin

Not surprisingly, the vast majority of patients who drop out or otherwise leave maintenance programs return to heroin at rates of 80% or higher.

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Methadone Maintenance Plus

October 26, 2017 by C. Scott McMillin

It’s the basic unit of most drug-free approaches. What would happen if it could be incorporated into the OTP curriculum?

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In the News: Disasters and Opioid Treatment

September 25, 2017 by C. Scott McMillin

That’s why I’d welcome more research into the tapering process, with an eye to improving success rates.

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Is MAT Enough?

September 21, 2017 by C. Scott McMillin

Of course with additional treatment responsibilities, a counselor couldn’t be expected to manage a caseload of up to 75.

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Maintenance Dilemma

December 22, 2016 by C. Scott McMillin

Weary looking young man lies on sofa extending a remote control.

Would you respond to this information with a concerted effort at self-examination and profound behavior change?

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Suboxone and Overdose

December 8, 2016 by C. Scott McMillin

Naloxone is there to prevent someone from injecting Suboxone to get high.

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Methadone Maintenance and Crime

August 8, 2016 by C. Scott McMillin

So even if drug use decreases, and clients continue on methadone, they don’t necessarily make the other much-desired (by society) changes — such as giving up crime.

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Expert Nonsense

July 21, 2016 by C. Scott McMillin

The flaw in this very late-stage view of addiction… is the suggestion that somehow, addiction is the patient’s fault. Avoidable if the patient simply followed directions.

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