Complex Trauma: A Practical Approach

December 21, 2012 by C. Scott McMillin

We can’t always predict which problem will require attention first — or indeed, when opening a door in therapy will introduce a whole new set of emotional needs and issues.

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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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Adding Services for Co-Occurring Disorders

October 13, 2011 by C. Scott McMillin

The key question involves which part of the COD population you’re going to serve. It’s not really a homogeneous group.

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Stigma: Overcoming the Effects

October 4, 2011 by C. Scott McMillin

I recall someone telling me he could be patient as long as he knew that eventually he’d get what he wanted. Well, it’s easy to be patient then. The trick is to have patience when you don’t know the outcome.

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Helping Family Members Recover

September 16, 2011 by C. Scott McMillin

He still isn’t willing to talk about me or my feelings. The kids and I went through three years of pain waiting for him to reach the point where he admitted he needed help

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The Ad Biz

December 9, 2019 by C. Scott McMillin

Advertising is vulnerable to abuse. Rules are few and easy to circumvent.

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Legalization’s Impact on Cannabis Use Disorders (CUD)

November 28, 2019 by C. Scott McMillin

Occasional use is not the problem. Trouble increases dramatically, however, with heavier use. 

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Rogue Pharmacies

November 25, 2019 by C. Scott McMillin

Don’t chains have quality control mechanisms to alert headquarters to abnormal patterns in prescription use?

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Walls and Fences

November 21, 2019 by C. Scott McMillin

What we really need most are substantive changes on the demand side.

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Cannabis and Mental Health

November 18, 2019 by C. Scott McMillin

Even if it turns out to be ineffective for patients, buying cannabis products certainly gives a boost to the sales figures.

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