In Luxury’s Lap

March 12, 2018 by C. Scott McMillin

The goal is for patients to receive quality care regardless of where they happen to land in the treatment system.

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One Man’s Recovery

January 15, 2018 by C. Scott McMillin

If there’s one drug we’re all reluctant to give up, it’s our prejudices.

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Gabapentin

January 8, 2018 by C. Scott McMillin

You might say the drug itself may not be that dangerous, except to our patients. 

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Addictive Delusions

December 21, 2017 by C. Scott McMillin

A reasonably good rule of thumb for differentiating results of substance addiction from other illnesses: When the substance use stops for an extended period, the symptoms improve dramatically or go away entirely.

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Depression Update

December 7, 2017 by C. Scott McMillin

Patients with severe substance disorders may experience depression as a result of the cumulative effects of their substance use.

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Searching for a Substitute

November 30, 2017 by C. Scott McMillin

If addiction really is a brain disorder based in complex adaptations to a substance, then who’s to say those adaptations won’t occur with a different drug?

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Anonymity Dilemma

November 23, 2017 by C. Scott McMillin

…struggles can actually serve as a disincentive to someone who knows you and is now beginning to peer uncertainly up their own long and bumpy road of life change.

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When It’s Just Business

November 9, 2017 by C. Scott McMillin

I know how often the quest for business success has in the past overtaken and even overwhelmed the quest to deliver good services.

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Methadone Maintenance Plus

October 26, 2017 by C. Scott McMillin

It’s the basic unit of most drug-free approaches. What would happen if it could be incorporated into the OTP curriculum?

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Is MAT Enough?

September 21, 2017 by C. Scott McMillin

Of course with additional treatment responsibilities, a counselor couldn’t be expected to manage a caseload of up to 75.

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