Medication Assisted Treatment

March 24, 2016 by C. Scott McMillin

In terms of a comfortable detox, Suboxone was a success. In terms of a return to opiate use, it was a failure.

Topics: , , ,


Lifestyle Balance Model for Recovery

January 26, 2015 by Alexandre Laudet, Ph.D

This is where ‘recovery work’ comes in, in the form of acquiring healthy strategies to successfully handle (i.e., without resorting to substance use) stressful situations and resulting emotions.

Topics: , , ,


Alternatives

October 6, 2014 by C. Scott McMillin

I’m told that less than half of contemporary medical practice is actually rooted in evidence.

Topics: ,


Root Cause

July 3, 2014 by C. Scott McMillin

Complex behaviors often require complex explanations.

Topics: , ,


Addiction Counseling Ingredients

April 28, 2014 by C. Scott McMillin

Stats are something we impose on them when there’s already another client waiting in the corridor and the charting still isn’t done.

Topics: , ,


Counseling Effectiveness: Allegiance and Alliance

April 24, 2014 by C. Scott McMillin

The challenge is to develop that relationship quickly enough to engage the client and create an environment that promotes success.

Topics: , ,


Professional Versus Not

April 17, 2014 by C. Scott McMillin

From the beginning, it was designed to be a program for living… a grass-roots approach based not on scientific research or professional practice but on the direct experience of recovering persons.

Topics: , , ,


Addiction Treatment: The Double Standard

July 22, 2013 by C. Scott McMillin

Addiction has been described as a chronic problem that we’ve attempted to treat as an acute illness –a big reason for the revolving door of relapse.

Topics: , , ,


Retrain Your Brain: Scripting

December 10, 2012 by Cecile

Language– the words we choose for our self-talk– has a powerful influence on our brain function. Words can help us re-shape the cycle of feelings, impulses, and behaviors.

Topics: , , , , , , , , ,


Complex Trauma: A Practical Approach

December 10, 2012 by C. Scott McMillin

We can’t always predict which problem will require attention first — or indeed, when opening a door in therapy will introduce a whole new set of emotional needs and issues.

Topics: , , , , , , , ,


Subscribe to RecoverySI via Email

Join 3,344 other subscribers


New Content