Needle Exchange Backlash

May 24, 2018 by C. Scott McMillin

Nonetheless, in most instances it’s an a priori resistance rooted in fear, rather than legitimate objections.

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Myth or Not?

March 19, 2018 by C. Scott McMillin

Too many doctors worry about “those people” showing up in the waiting room. They don’t particularly want to be known as a resource for the addicted.

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Anonymity Dilemma

November 23, 2017 by C. Scott McMillin

…struggles can actually serve as a disincentive to someone who knows you and is now beginning to peer uncertainly up their own long and bumpy road of life change.

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Crime vs. Disease

November 6, 2017 by C. Scott McMillin

…healthcare advocates have to work extra hard while proponents of a more punitive approach simply point to a crime committed by a drug user…

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Naloxone Fatigue

October 19, 2017 by C. Scott McMillin

Nurses and doctors experience the same feelings about homeless alcoholics they see in the ER every Saturday night.

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“…and Let God Sort ’em Out”?

October 2, 2017 by C. Scott McMillin

I fear they’re regular Americans, like some of us, except for their twisted attitudes and beliefs about addiction.

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The Blame Game

September 4, 2017 by C. Scott McMillin

When you’re addicted, it’s probably more correct to say that your addiction is abusing you. And will continue to do so if allowed.

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Self-Induced Mindset

August 21, 2017 by C. Scott McMillin

Having read the research, I’m confident it’s not just a matter of decision-making, or willpower, or even depression.

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In the News: Prince’s Pills

May 8, 2017 by C. Scott McMillin

Shame always plays a role. Not just the shame of discovery, but the shame of having a problem in the first place.

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Political Cover

February 27, 2017 by C. Scott McMillin

Politicians are often accused of flip-flopping, but they may see themselves as representing the will of the voters.

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