Relapse is Not Failure

June 22, 2017 by Parker Horveath

I felt detached from life and the people around me. I felt like a failure, but I had no other choice but to get back on my feet and try again.

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Is it Recovery Yet?

May 18, 2017 by C. Scott McMillin

It may seem to the individual as if it happens by itself– the result of an autopilot, set to return home.

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The Medicine They Don’t Take…

May 11, 2017 by C. Scott McMillin

But given the experience in other fields of healthcare, a return to the old lifestyle, however destructive, may be little more than human nature.

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In Again, Out Again

October 31, 2016 by C. Scott McMillin

I’ve come to view it more as a tool for harm reduction than a path to long term recovery, with some notable exceptions.

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War Within

October 20, 2016 by C. Scott McMillin

That’s the mystery: Not why some people become addicted to certain substances, but why others do not.

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Three Challenges

September 15, 2016 by C. Scott McMillin

Like a stroke patient who suddenly finds himself needing to relearn basic skills that were once automatic, it may require a level of personal commitment unseen for many years.

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Miracle Max

March 14, 2016 by C. Scott McMillin

Clinicians… feel as if they’re always missing at least one extremely important tool that would make all the difference.

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Fault and Blame

March 7, 2016 by C. Scott McMillin

Rehab isn’t intended to effect a cure for someone’s addiction. We don’t have a cure for anybody’s addiction.

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Recovery Maintenance Tip: Avoid Casinos

January 7, 2016 by C. Scott McMillin

Many arrive in addiction treatment with clear symptoms of pathological gambling that often go unrecognized.

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Changing the Tipping Point

November 23, 2015 by C. Scott McMillin

Try thinking of recovery as a learning process based in experience rather than the acquisition of information.

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