Methadone for Chronic Pain?

May 12, 2014 by C. Scott McMillin

Diversion to abuse has been significant. Currently methadone represents only some two percent of all opioid prescriptions, but it’s been implicated in an astounding one-third of all opioid fatalities.

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Modern Medicine(s)

March 13, 2014 by C. Scott McMillin

Many treatment programs moved away from medication precisely because it wasn’t helping.

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Antabuse Redux

January 6, 2014 by C. Scott McMillin

It’s designed to prevent drinking on impulse, but if I’m an alcoholic with a history of impulsive drinking, do I really want to mess with this?

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Yes, I’m Annoyed, and You Should Be, Too

November 18, 2013 by C. Scott McMillin

We’re in a drug epidemic with no South American cartels or Afghan drug lords to vilify.

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What KIND of Disease is Addiction?

February 27, 2013 by C. Scott McMillin

Most communities provide both options for opioid patients, and lacking a methadone for alcohol or cocaine, use a more traditional abstinence-based approach for those addictions.

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Practical Advice on Prescription Painkillers

December 28, 2012 by C. Scott McMillin

People have abused opiates for 5,000 years. As much as medicine depends on them, they’ve always created problems for a percentage of users.

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