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We’d like the Library to be a one-stop shop for information and resources on addiction, treatment, and recovery. We’ll be building sections for different types of media, topic areas, and audiences, just like a real-world library.

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Check out our first “New Addition”–the Bookshelf!

Setting Boundaries: Understanding Your Client’s Agenda

January 14, 2012 by C. Scott McMillin

An agenda refers to the client’s underlying plan or program. Not just what he hopes to accomplish, but the things he’s determined not to do.

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Setting Boundaries: The Initial Meeting

January 13, 2012 by C. Scott McMillin

For some clients, particularly those with problems with rules and authority, their experience with boundaries is probably as important as anything that happens in counseling.

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Why Addicted People Manipulate

January 12, 2012 by C. Scott McMillin

Takes a while to become really good at it, but most do. Addicts are not always great manipulators — that would be somebody so skilled you never realized you were being manipulated — but they’re bold, persistent, and creative when it comes to getting what they want

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The Professional as Target: Being Manipulated

January 11, 2012 by C. Scott McMillin

As a professional, you have an agenda to fulfill. So too does the addict. His agenda is very different, but he’s even more committed to it.

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Rehab Soundbyte: Vintage Resentment

January 10, 2012 by Cecile

Resentments can damage recovery. And the worst damage is done by the most justified resentments.

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Establishing Credibility

January 9, 2012 by C. Scott McMillin

For some reason, the clients paid little attention to his advice. Most of the time, they treated him like a visitor from Mars.

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Counseling Skills Toolkit

January 8, 2012 by C. Scott McMillin

Maybe you’ll find an idea or two that you can put to use doing what you do best: Getting the suffering alcoholic or drug addict safely through that doorway to lifetime recovery.

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Recovery With Co-Occurring Disorders: Step Ten

January 7, 2012 by C. Scott McMillin

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Many of us have deliberately set the bar too high to encourage ourselves to jump. Obviously, we don’t always reach it.

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Recovery With Co-Occurring Disorders: Steps 8 & 9

January 6, 2012 by C. Scott McMillin

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The point is to foresee predictable traps and make changes to reduce your vulnerability to slips – defined as an unplanned use of drugs or alcohol that results from a weakness or flaw in your program of recovery.

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Recovery With Co-Occurring Disorders: Step Seven

January 5, 2012 by C. Scott McMillin

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The intent is simply to make sure that everyone who needs to know, does know. That you get to explain things in your own way.

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