About Those Blackouts…

October 25, 2018 by C. Scott McMillin

Of course, the drinker isn’t aware of having entered a blackout. Far as they’re concerned, things are proceeding as normal.

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Social Drinking? Problem Drinking?

October 11, 2018 by C. Scott McMillin

Her definition of social drinking was any alcohol consumed in the company of other human beings.

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Is Relapse a Crime?

June 28, 2018 by C. Scott McMillin

But if a community treats a correctional institution as a kind of locked flophouse, what else we can expect?

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Functioning on Heroin?

April 16, 2018 by C. Scott McMillin

They qualify for the diagnosis, but have not yet experienced the sort of problems that are usually required to motivate a serious attempt to abandon drug use.

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Addictive Delusions

December 21, 2017 by C. Scott McMillin

A reasonably good rule of thumb for differentiating results of substance addiction from other illnesses: When the substance use stops for an extended period, the symptoms improve dramatically or go away entirely.

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Cross-Addiction

July 18, 2016 by C. Scott McMillin

Newcomers had a tendency to focus their attention on the drug that brought them to treatment, ignoring others they happened to have been using.

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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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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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