Seniors With Addiction Have Special Needs

June 6, 2012 by C. Scott McMillin

That doesn’t mean you need a program that treats senior exclusively. It does suggest that you should concentrate your efforts on programs with access to physician care beyond simple detox.

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It’s Time to Retire “Behavioral Health”

April 16, 2012 by Cecile

Calling these diseases “behavioral illnesses” and calling our systems of care “behavioral health programs” promotes two destructive, harmful beliefs.

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Recovery With Co-Occurring Disorders: Step Ten

January 7, 2012 by C. Scott McMillin

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Many of us have deliberately set the bar too high to encourage ourselves to jump. Obviously, we don’t always reach it.

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Recovery With Co-Occurring Disorders: Steps 8 & 9

January 6, 2012 by C. Scott McMillin

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The point is to foresee predictable traps and make changes to reduce your vulnerability to slips – defined as an unplanned use of drugs or alcohol that results from a weakness or flaw in your program of recovery.

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Recovery With Co-Occurring Disorders: Step Seven

January 5, 2012 by C. Scott McMillin

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The intent is simply to make sure that everyone who needs to know, does know. That you get to explain things in your own way.

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Recovery With Co-Occurring Disorders: Steps 4, 5 and 6

January 4, 2012 by C. Scott McMillin

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Accumulate a bunch of small positive accomplishments over a succession of ‘todays’, and you’ll be stunned at exactly how much your life has changed for the better.

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Recovery With Co-Occurring Disorders: The First Three Steps

January 3, 2012 by C. Scott McMillin

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Someone who’s concluded that he or she has a disease is far more likely to treat it than somebody who is taking another person’s word for it (no matter how many degrees that other person may have.)

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A Simple Plan: Recovery With Co-Occurring Disorders

January 2, 2012 by C. Scott McMillin

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One key to success is learning recovery skills for both addictive disease and mental illness, and applying them together.

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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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