Finding Evidence-Based Practices

May 15, 2012 by C. Scott McMillin

Seeking evidence, and applying practices based on evidence to your clinical interventions, can help making decisions that increase the chances of a desired outcome

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The “Rules” About Drugs

May 9, 2012 by C. Scott McMillin

Kids like to bring up the fact that alcohol kills many times more Americans than marijuana (or heroin, or cocaine). So why are those drugs illegal, their use subject to harsh punishment, when alcohol isn’t?

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Using Leverage in Counseling the Court-Referred Client, Part 2

April 28, 2012 by C. Scott McMillin

Wasn’t it Archimedes who promised that given a lever long enough and a place to stand, he would move the world? In using leverage, think of credibility as the place you stand.

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Inpatient Management: Dealing with the Tempests in the Teapot

April 15, 2012 by C. Scott McMillin

I like to say that most of the conflicts are a tempest in a teapot — the problem being that you are in the teapot along with the tempest.

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Teachers Reduce Addiction Risk!

March 30, 2012 by Cecile

This is the first data-driven study which shows that teacher support is associated with lower levels of early alcohol use.

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Another Worry for the “Sandwich Generation”

March 29, 2012 by Cecile

For these and other common procedures referred to in the study, we might not even know what the doctor prescribes Mom or Dad afterward.

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Engaging Coerced DUI Clients

March 27, 2012 by C. Scott McMillin

First, they don’t understand why they’re in treatment, or how it could possibly benefit them. Second, they’re ticked off about having been coerced.

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The Alcoholic Person’s Friend

March 23, 2012 by C. Scott McMillin

We can’t expect to address alcoholism without encountering defenses, since they exist to protect alcoholic drinking. But we have an advantage.

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Countering Denial

March 22, 2012 by C. Scott McMillin

When we think of denial, we picture someone angrily insisting he doesn’t have a problem. But denial is more subtle than that.

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Is LSD Going to Cure Alcoholism?

March 12, 2012 by C. Scott McMillin

The Norwegian study is part of an ongoing effort to restore the right of researchers to conduct studies involving therapeutic uses of LSD.

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