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Yes, I’m Annoyed, and You Should Be, Too

November 18, 2013 by C. Scott McMillin

We’re in a drug epidemic with no South American cartels or Afghan drug lords to vilify.

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The Malibu Mindset

September 17, 2013 by C. Scott McMillin

What does a place like that have in common with a big-city program filled with homeless addicts who have multiple social problems and co-occurring disorders and perhaps haven’t held a job in decades?

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Easier, Softer Way

September 3, 2013 by C. Scott McMillin

One thing’s for sure: it’ll be popular, because your typical alcoholic would rather not quit if he could think of an alternative.

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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.

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The Rumor Mill: “Killer Rehab”?

July 18, 2013 by C. Scott McMillin

Either way, it’s the drugs and alcohol that wind up killing the addict — not abstinence.

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…And Now I Know the Rest of the Story!

June 30, 2013 by Richard Curtis

I had to think back to the retreat leaders I had experienced, and remember just how much they listened to me and offered prayers, not advice.

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The Grief Exception

June 4, 2013 by C. Scott McMillin

Psychiatrists were encouraged to hold off on a diagnosis of depressive disorder until several months after such a loss.

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Women and Men: Different Experiences of Recovery

May 31, 2013 by Alexandre Laudet, Ph.D

By extension, (women’s) recovery success will positively affect communities’ (and the nation’s) health and economy.

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Mental Illness: The Dilemma of Diagnosis

April 15, 2013 by C. Scott McMillin

In spite of the advances, science still struggles to understand the disease process that underlies most disorders.

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DSM5 – The Great Debaters

March 18, 2013 by C. Scott McMillin

In a sense we’re just describing disorders that we only partly understand.

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