Drugstore Cowboy

October 31, 2019 by C. Scott McMillin

still from the film showing title character in a bathroom with blood on his face

As soon as they were feeling better, the guys would gather in the lounge to swap stories of high-level burglaries and shoplifting expeditions on a grand scale.

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“Addicted”? Or “dependent”?

October 10, 2019 by C. Scott McMillin

But it’s still confusing for many people outside the field, since unlike psychiatry, they don’t revise their thinking every couple decades.

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Opioids for Pain Relief? It Depends…

June 9, 2016 by C. Scott McMillin

The pharmaceutical industry, in spite of their immense resources, may not be the best candidate to come up with a solution.

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New Club Drugs

November 19, 2015 by C. Scott McMillin

Then again, there was a time when heroin addiction was primarily an urban phenomenon, and that didn’t last.

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Believing in the Disease

June 6, 2013 by C. Scott McMillin

There’s a big difference between “knowing” that something is a disease, and actually treating it as one.

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Evolution of a Disease Concept

December 31, 2012 by C. Scott McMillin

A model generally supersedes other models not because it is perfect in every respect, but because it seems to explain certain aspects better than its predecessors.

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