Filtering Stress

August 29, 2019 by C. Scott McMillin

Stress builds up beneath your awareness. Then it passes a certain level and suddenly, you’re really aware of it.

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About Saying “No”

June 27, 2019 by C. Scott McMillin

You may have unintentionally established a pattern of saying things you didn’t really mean, or making promises you didn’t keep, or threatening consequences that never came to pass.

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Communicating With Your Recovering Loved One

April 22, 2019 by Patrick Bailey

It is not always about having the right words to say, but asking the right questions and giving the space to answer with vulnerability.

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Cutting Off the Cash

February 7, 2019 by C. Scott McMillin

As we explored their dilemma, the father suddenly had an insight: the money he gave his son, regardless of reason, just wound up in some in some drug dealer’s pocket.

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The Advice Trap

January 24, 2019 by C. Scott McMillin

There are folks who make the rounds, getting the same advice over and over, and never putting it into action.

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Denial? Or Delusion?

October 4, 2018 by C. Scott McMillin

Of course, left to its own devices, addiction often worsens.

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Why Addiction is a Family Disease

August 9, 2018 by Matthew Boyle

Partners of addicted people may have difficulty leaving or setting boundaries because they do not wish to be rejected or hated by their partner.

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Professionals and Addiction

August 7, 2017 by C. Scott McMillin

Money is a tool that allows some to delay the inevitable. They construct a protective bubble that minimizes the risk of getting caught and the other consequences that follow addiction.

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Relapse is Not Failure

June 22, 2017 by Parker Horveath

I felt detached from life and the people around me. I felt like a failure, but I had no other choice but to get back on my feet and try again.

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Drug Sniffing Parents

May 15, 2017 by C. Scott McMillin

…actually more of an issue now than in the 80’s, because of the presence of super-powerful opioids like fentanyl or carfentanil, and the growing risk of unintended overdose.

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