Control- And the Loss of It

September 5, 2019 by C. Scott McMillin

In addictions, a compulsion is usually expressed as a powerful, perhaps even overwhelming urge to continue gambling, drinking, whatever.

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In the News: Flying High in Silicon Valley

September 24, 2018 by C. Scott McMillin

Naturally, high-energy entrepreneurs are attracted to stimulants. At least until they begin to experience the toxicity associated with too much of a good thing.

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Functioning on Heroin?

April 16, 2018 by C. Scott McMillin

They qualify for the diagnosis, but have not yet experienced the sort of problems that are usually required to motivate a serious attempt to abandon drug use.

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Perception or Deception?

January 12, 2017 by C. Scott McMillin

The addicted brain is unable to accurately evaluate the situation.

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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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Crystal Ball: Cannabis Use Disorder

June 23, 2016 by C. Scott McMillin

There’s a lag between the onset of an addictive disorder and arrival in treatment.

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A ‘Secret’ Life

May 26, 2016 by C. Scott McMillin

He perceives it as gradual when in reality it’s progressing rather quickly.

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Drug Testing Blues

May 19, 2016 by C. Scott McMillin

I’m always surprised when some pro athlete tests positive on the first day of training camp– what, he didn’t get the memo?

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Witnessing

September 14, 2015 by C. Scott McMillin

You understand, on an emotional level, that you’re not really alone, and that everyone isn’t looking down on you for being who you are.

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Pot and the NFL Draft

May 4, 2015 by C. Scott McMillin

A key trait of the addict is a weird ability to function despite the presence of high concentrations of a drug.

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