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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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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Secondhand Drinking

July 11, 2019 by C. Scott McMillin

It can be flagrant or subtle, but damage it will be. Sadly, the drinker is usually the last one to become aware of it. In fact, many never do.

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Genetics of Heavy Drinking and Alcoholism

May 2, 2019 by C. Scott McMillin

Many so-called “heavy drinkers” do in fact meet criteria for an AUD, but quite a few do not.

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Buyer Beware

April 4, 2019 by C. Scott McMillin

…in many instance, it’ll be an unfair fight between enormously well-funded, politically savvy industry lobbies and a few determined nonprofits that advocate for public health.

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Children of the Epidemic

February 14, 2019 by C. Scott McMillin

…there’s general agreement that the experience of being raised in a home with a troubled parent can and does have adverse impact on adult behavior

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Opioid Disorders and Depression

February 11, 2019 by C. Scott McMillin

The increased incidence of depression, anxiety, and other psychiatric symptoms linked to OUD may also help to account for high rates of relapse among patients, post-treatment, versus other substance disorders.

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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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Stoned Voter Effect?

July 23, 2018 by C. Scott McMillin

Much of the chronic user’s life is taken up by anxiety, about where future doses will come from.

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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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