Perception or Deception?

January 12, 2017 by C. Scott McMillin

The addicted brain is unable to accurately evaluate the situation.

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Cannabis as an Opioid Addiction Treatment

December 29, 2016 by C. Scott McMillin

It usually comes back to the assumption that another problem ‘underlies’ addiction, and therefore will respond to treatment with the “right” drug, if we can figure out what it is.

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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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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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A Place for Placebo?

November 24, 2016 by C. Scott McMillin

Might be that clinicians can teach patients to activate their own body’s placebo response, in order to feel better.

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Oliver on Opioids

November 7, 2016 by C. Scott McMillin

It’s hard to accept that what began in an effort to help people in pain has turned into this unholy mess.

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In Again, Out Again

October 31, 2016 by C. Scott McMillin

I’ve come to view it more as a tool for harm reduction than a path to long term recovery, with some notable exceptions.

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Twenty-Eight Days

October 10, 2016 by C. Scott McMillin

As any case manager knows, making a referral can be a challenge, since many fall by the wayside during transition to another provider, different therapist, etc.

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Revisiting the Politics of Painkillers

September 26, 2016 by C. Scott McMillin

Despite the collateral damage, Big Pharma seems determined to preserve the market for its products, through sophisticated lobbying.

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