Decision Making in Early Recovery

August 15, 2019 by C. Scott McMillin

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Suddenly we’re missing obvious warning signs, ignoring key markers of danger, or simply deciding to take a leap of faith at exactly the wrong moment.

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Evidence is Great, But…

May 6, 2019 by C. Scott McMillin

Research admittedly takes a long time, including the need for replication, and patients in clinical programs aren’t necessarily willing to wait.

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Genetics of Heavy Drinking and Alcoholism

May 2, 2019 by C. Scott McMillin

Many so-called “heavy drinkers” do in fact meet criteria for an AUD, but quite a few do not.

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How to Forget

March 21, 2019 by C. Scott McMillin

Suppose we could develop cognitive techniques and train the patient to use them whenever symptoms reappeared?

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LSD Science Update

March 18, 2019 by C. Scott McMillin

The relative importance of set and setting suggests that the environment in an LSD experience should be carefully controlled.

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The Pot Wars Continue

March 11, 2019 by C. Scott McMillin

I think the problem is I have read the research, and it didn’t confirm the claims made on its behalf.

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Opioid Disorders and Depression

February 11, 2019 by C. Scott McMillin

The increased incidence of depression, anxiety, and other psychiatric symptoms linked to OUD may also help to account for high rates of relapse among patients, post-treatment, versus other substance disorders.

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Does CBD Work?

January 28, 2019 by C. Scott McMillin

These are questions that come up with every drug, not just cannabis. And unanswered, they can lead to problems down the road.

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Cannabis and Cognition

November 12, 2018 by C. Scott McMillin

The public , including those in elected office, seem to assume that the expected prohibition on sales and use by underage persons will somehow be enough to limit the damage.

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Medical Cannabis in Addiction Treatment

November 1, 2018 by C. Scott McMillin

The field is getting accustomed to patients arriving in addiction treatment complaining of problems with prescription opioids, stimulants, sedatives, etc, while actively enrolled in medical cannabis programs.

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