Cannabis in Relapse

August 18, 2014 by C. Scott McMillin

If you’ve been down that road, making repeated attempts to control use or to stop and stay stopped, only to fall fall flat, you should eventually realize that what works for others just doesn’t work for you

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Case Study: Medical Pot

August 14, 2014 by C. Scott McMillin

Alcoholics have never had much success giving up drinking while using some other sedative. Often it results in a problem with the second substance.

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Compulsion Versus Control

June 19, 2014 by C. Scott McMillin

Few of us are ever as dedicated to a goal as the addict is to seeking an alternative to abstinence.

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Desire for Drugs

April 10, 2014 by C. Scott McMillin

One study indicated that it could take as little as 33 milliseconds to trigger a craving. If something only lasts three one-hundredths of a second, you’re probably not going to be aware of it.

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Relapse After Longterm Sobriety

March 31, 2014 by C. Scott McMillin

Something serious is wrong, and it’s not being handled at all well.

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Anonymity versus Celebrity

February 6, 2014 by C. Scott McMillin

Look what’s happened to the public image of rehab as a result of those awful high-profile celeb incidents.

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Whose Fault Is It, Anyway?

December 16, 2013 by C. Scott McMillin

It makes us uncomfortable to acknowledge that degree of helplessness.

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The Natural History of Recovery: One Youth’s Experience

December 9, 2013 by C. Scott McMillin

This is really about a continuous process of change. The unifying force is the addict’s subjective experience.

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Vaillant and the Long Term View of Relapse

August 2, 2013 by C. Scott McMillin

He’s able to describe complex phenomena in terms that, with a little work at least, we can understand.

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The Rumor Mill: “Killer Rehab”?

July 18, 2013 by C. Scott McMillin

Either way, it’s the drugs and alcohol that wind up killing the addict — not abstinence.

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