Managing Rehab Program Census

September 28, 2015 by C. Scott McMillin

Many years ago, when I was a young Executive Director, one of the hospital VPs wandered down to my office to inquire about the census. It (continued…)

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Finding the Best Addiction Treatment for YOUR Needs

December 10, 2012 by C. Scott McMillin

There’s a third dimension to making the decision about which treatment will offer the best chance for recovery: Matching the characteristics of a program to an individual’s particular needs.

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Do-It-Yourself Intervention Guide

December 10, 2012 by C. Scott McMillin

The Guide includes a step-by-step explanation of how intervention works and how to plan one for your addict/alcoholic.

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Senior Addicts Have Special Needs

June 5, 2012 by C. Scott McMillin

That doesn’t mean you need a program that treats senior exclusively. It does suggest that you should concentrate your efforts on programs with access to physician care beyond simple detox.

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Shopping for Treatment

April 22, 2012 by C. Scott McMillin

Current research suggests that an optimal treatment episode is in the neighborhood of three months. That doesn’t mean it must be all in residence.

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Intervention and Publicly Funded Rehab

March 25, 2012 by C. Scott McMillin

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Explain your situation and make a request: You want your nephew’s name placed on the admissions list for a date beyond the current waiting list.

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Making Phone Contacts More Meaningful (Marketing)

October 1, 2011 by C. Scott McMillin

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In most cases, our only pre-admission contact with prospective patients and families is by telephone.

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Is Treatment “Successful”?

September 14, 2011 by C. Scott McMillin

The goal of treatment is to maximize chances for a successful outcome. But ultimately, to drink or not to drink remains the alcoholic’s choice.

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