The Inoculation Effect

June 1, 2017 by C. Scott McMillin

Our goal is to reframe the discussion in a way that supports rather than undermines change.

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“Uninformed” versus “Misinformed”

January 14, 2016 by C. Scott McMillin

It’s often true that the folks who are technically most misinformed on an issue have the greatest degree of confidence in the rightness of their beliefs.

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Patient Education 101

March 3, 2014 by C. Scott McMillin

Suppose you were in the audience listening to someone else deliver the talk. What would get your attention? What would you enjoy learning about?

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Relapse Traps Inventory

April 24, 2013 by C. Scott McMillin

Focusing on the areas most likely to challenge sobriety can help the person in recovery prepare positive responses.

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Sustain the Gain

April 22, 2013 by C. Scott McMillin

The trick is to sustain the gains made in rehab in the vast uncontrolled experiment that is everyday life.

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Tips on Improving Addictions Education

February 4, 2013 by C. Scott McMillin

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Psychological theories that may be of great interest to professionals can seem like messages from Pluto to a rehab patient.

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Build Client Decision-Making Skills With Football

December 10, 2012 by C. Scott McMillin

The point of the game is to win. You win by knowing the odds and trying to take advantage of them. Even if that means resisting emotional impulses.

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Co-Occurring Disorders Workbook

December 10, 2012 by C. Scott McMillin

The workbook is based on recognized disease-model treatment principles and can integrate readily in Matrix and other established EBP treatment protocols.

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Patient Education: Powerful Tool for Program Success

December 10, 2012 by C. Scott McMillin

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A key breakthrough for recovering clients: The realization that, while they cannot control their disease, they can do a lot about their own recovery.

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Trapped: Helping Clients Avoid Relapse

June 5, 2012 by C. Scott McMillin

Would have been easy enough to avoid, had I seen it coming. Unfortunately the brain I was using to make decisions was the addicted one. It was not a friend to recovery.

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