Naltrexone versus Opioids

November 27, 2017 by C. Scott McMillin

Not surprisingly, the vast majority of patients who drop out or otherwise leave maintenance programs return to heroin at rates of 80% or higher.

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A Place for Placebo?

November 24, 2016 by C. Scott McMillin

Might be that clinicians can teach patients to activate their own body’s placebo response, in order to feel better.

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Miracle Max

March 14, 2016 by C. Scott McMillin

Clinicians… feel as if they’re always missing at least one extremely important tool that would make all the difference.

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Practice versus Knowledge

August 31, 2015 by C. Scott McMillin

Most people in stable recovery got there the hard way, through major alterations in the way they live.

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Practice or Practitioner?

August 13, 2015 by C. Scott McMillin

The therapist’s faith in the approach appears to be more important than the approach itself.

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Requisition for an Alcoholism Cure

February 23, 2015 by Cecile

Please get back to us as soon as you’ve perfected this cure. We can promise you massive profits, guaranteed.

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You Get Out What You Put In

November 20, 2014 by C. Scott McMillin

It’s a good question to put to a newcomer, in AA/NA or in therapy: “How much work are you willing to put into this process?”

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Compulsion

November 10, 2014 by C. Scott McMillin

For many, because of compulsion, abstinence may turn out to be easier than re-establishing control.

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Alternatives

October 6, 2014 by C. Scott McMillin

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

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Confirmation Bias and Counseling

September 29, 2014 by C. Scott McMillin

Project Match has long been held up as demonstrating the efficacy of three very different approaches.

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