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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Boxing

July 7, 2016 by C. Scott McMillin

I’m sure some is used to suppress withdrawal, but if it’s possible to get high, then you have to figure people are doing that, too.

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In the News: Bupe Implants

June 2, 2016 by C. Scott McMillin

A substantial number of patients will wind up taking these meds on a more or less permanent basis, so lifetime costs should be considered.

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Box Wars

May 30, 2016 by C. Scott McMillin

We routinely received assurances from experts that abuse and addiction were not going to be a big problem once access to opioids had been greatly expanded.

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