Early Recovery: Twelve Pitfalls

December 10, 2012 by C. Scott McMillin

If you notice any of these signs, it’s a good idea to make an appointment right away, talk to your group leader before/after a group session, or bring them up in your support or step group.

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Video: Can I Help an Alcoholic Change?

December 10, 2012 by Cecile

Scott McMillin, Recovery Systems Institute Principal, discusses the barriers that keep an addict or alcoholic from seeking help. Learning new ways to communicate can allow a caring family member, friend, or professional to motivate them to get the help they need.

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Why Alcoholics Resist Help

March 21, 2012 by C. Scott McMillin

The first step in knowing how to deal with alcoholic husband, wife, or other person we love is understanding the facts about alcohol abuse and the reasons alcoholics resist help.

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Am I Being Supportive? Or Enabling?

February 5, 2012 by C. Scott McMillin

Where real support is the result of caring, enabling usually springs from guilt, fear, or a misplaced sense of responsibility for someone else.

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Why Enabling?

December 9, 2011 by C. Scott McMillin

A primary enabler is someone whose well-established pattern of enabling permits the alcoholic or addict to continue drinking or drug use.

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What Keeps Alcoholics and Addicts From Getting Help

December 1, 2011 by Cecile

We can’t control the alcoholic/ addict, but we’re not powerless. Some things we can do (and stop doing) to help them listen to something besides the addiction…

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The Bullying Game

October 24, 2011 by C. Scott McMillin

Pretty soon we’re having a big argument which ends with me feeling miserable and him gone to the pub.

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