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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The Blame Game

September 4, 2017 by C. Scott McMillin

When you’re addicted, it’s probably more correct to say that your addiction is abusing you. And will continue to do so if allowed.

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The Search for Better Pain Remedies

August 17, 2017 by C. Scott McMillin

When the push to use more opioids for pain began, we kept hearing that there were 100 million chronic pain patients in the United States, most of whom were untreated (or undertreated).

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In the News: The Opioid Commission Speaks

August 2, 2017 by C. Scott McMillin

There’s a civil rights issue: Over time, suspension of those rights can (and often does) become the new normal.

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In the News: Who Gets Narcan?

July 31, 2017 by C. Scott McMillin

That was always the flaw with the concept of fighting a “war” on drugs– who exactly is the enemy?

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Reducing Opioid Prescriptions

July 27, 2017 by C. Scott McMillin

Eventually it’s the business that adapts to a changed environment. But before they do, some will go to great lengths to prop up the revenue from their current opioid products.

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Another Turn of the Cycle

July 24, 2017 by C. Scott McMillin

Of course, we still lose several hundred thousand people annually. But that’s actually progress.

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In the News: Spit in the Ocean

July 17, 2017 by C. Scott McMillin

But it quickly becomes clear that the powers that be within the land are far more interested in fighting and squabbling among themselves over political power and riches, than in addressing this existential horror. 

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Heroin Assisted Treatment

July 6, 2017 by C. Scott McMillin

The benefits of the program are framed mostly in terms of harm reduction– what doesn’t happen.

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In the News: Painkiller Control

July 3, 2017 by C. Scott McMillin

We were warned about such risks, but went ahead anyway.

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