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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What is a Cannabis Use Disorder (CUD)?

June 30, 2016 by C. Scott McMillin

Perhaps 20% of users will experience withdrawal– evidence of their dependence on the drug– regardless of whether they have other symptoms.

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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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Taking Action: Know the Enemy

January 19, 2015 by C. Scott McMillin

The behaviors of alcoholics and addicts are so predictable because the disease follows a certain progression.

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Spontaneous Remission?

October 27, 2014 by C. Scott McMillin

The experience of addiction routinely includes periods of reduced substance use, or abstinence.

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The Struggle to Maintain

October 23, 2014 by C. Scott McMillin

For many, only age and health issues, or an unanticipated dip in that protective tolerance, were enough to finally motivate them to seek help.

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Do You Know What (Drugs) Your Kids Are Doing?

August 11, 2014 by Ella Jameson

It is vital that your teen feels able to talk to you about drugs; if they are using but are afraid of the consequences of telling you it will only lead to more deception.

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DSM-5 versus DSM-IV

May 1, 2014 by C. Scott McMillin

Craving has finally been added to the symptom list. I was never entirely clear on why it wasn’t included in DSM-IV, since there’s an impressive body of research on craving measurement.

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The War Within

March 17, 2014 by C. Scott McMillin

It was never really about the job, or an article in Time, or anything except his own fervent desire to keep drinking and prove everyone else wrong.

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