“Addicted”? Or “dependent”?

October 10, 2019 by C. Scott McMillin

But it’s still confusing for many people outside the field, since unlike psychiatry, they don’t revise their thinking every couple decades.

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Skunked

October 7, 2019 by C. Scott McMillin

There is research that links more potent cannabis, including skunk, to THC-related changes in the brain, among daily users at least.

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Fentanyl Goes West

September 30, 2019 by C. Scott McMillin

It’s Business 101, for illegal as well as legal enterprises.

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Back to Biases

September 26, 2019 by C. Scott McMillin

“He’s a drug addict,” we’ll hear someone say. “You know what those people are like.”

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Control- And the Loss of It

September 5, 2019 by C. Scott McMillin

In addictions, a compulsion is usually expressed as a powerful, perhaps even overwhelming urge to continue gambling, drinking, whatever.

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CBD Oil and Its Risks

September 2, 2019 by C. Scott McMillin

That we have such a large and growing community of frequent users is a tribute not to evidence, but to hype.

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The Habit of Hiding

August 22, 2019 by C. Scott McMillin

She had to relearn truthfulness, a day at a time, much the way the victim of a serious stroke might have to relearn speech.

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Decision Making in Early Recovery

August 15, 2019 by C. Scott McMillin

topics related to decision making process - uncertainty, alternatives, risk consequences, complexity, personal issues; white chalk handwriting and color sticky notes on blackboard

Suddenly we’re missing obvious warning signs, ignoring key markers of danger, or simply deciding to take a leap of faith at exactly the wrong moment.

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Another Story of Recovery

August 8, 2019 by C. Scott McMillin

Nonetheless, years of drinking and drugging and lapsing and relapsing will invariably have an effect on the victim of addiction.

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What Works in Recovery

July 25, 2019 by C. Scott McMillin

We recognize that for some, change can be really difficult. Good intentions aren’t enough.

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