Prescription Drug Abuse Epidemic pt. 2

March 2, 2012 by C. Scott McMillin

It’s glib, deceptive, self-serving and futile to address what the CDC has described as an epidemic, by finger-pointing.

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The “Party School” Problem

February 29, 2012 by C. Scott McMillin

"Well, they’re afraid the college will get a rep as anti- drinking,"

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Deterring Drunk Driving: Thoughts on Designing a System

February 9, 2012 by C. Scott McMillin

If estimates are correct that a typical offender has driven under the influence between 60 and 100 times prior to first arrest, it’s clear the actual problem is far, far greater than arrests alone can document.

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Deterring Drunk Driving: The Role of Treatment

February 8, 2012 by C. Scott McMillin

It seems to me that a successful approach to DWI must be based on the assumption that drunk drivers are a diverse population.

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Deterring Drunk Driving: Do Sanctions Work?

February 2, 2012 by C. Scott McMillin

One state estimates around a fifth of offenders are rearrested within three years of the prior conviction. Expand that window to five or ten years and the rate is likely substantially higher.

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Deterring Drunk Driving: Who’s Likely to Reoffend?

February 1, 2012 by C. Scott McMillin

One or two (risk factors) is not as suggestive of repeat offending as four or five. But it does allow a clinician to apply a rough risk profile to a particular offender.

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The Challenge of the Repeat Offense Drunk Driver

January 28, 2012 by C. Scott McMillin

It’s difficult to squeeze a lot of motivational work into the course of outpatient counseling. Clinicians are anxious to get to the behavior change part.

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Tragic and Costly: DUI/DWI

January 27, 2012 by C. Scott McMillin

Public perceptions of how we should and shouldn’t treat offenders often result in less than optimal solutions both for the addict/alcoholic and for the victims and the larger society that must pay.

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