Control- And the Loss of It

September 5, 2019 by C. Scott McMillin

In addictions, a compulsion is usually expressed as a powerful, perhaps even overwhelming urge to continue gambling, drinking, whatever.

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In the News: Sex Addiction Again…

June 5, 2017 by C. Scott McMillin

A Federal judge once concluded in a famous lawsuit: It was clear that psychiatrists get together to define various disorders, and then every so often, get back together to redefine them.

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Are Video Games Addictive?

April 13, 2017 by C. Scott McMillin

Isn’t that a bit like the drinker who insists he’s fine except that he just drinks a whole lot more than other people?

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Desperate Measures: Compulsive Video Gambling

February 9, 2017 by C. Scott McMillin

Apparently, many voluntary self-excluders later change their minds in favor of a return to old behavior.

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In the News: Video Gambling

December 12, 2016 by C. Scott McMillin

Psychologists say that for many the goal is simply to enter and remain in what’s called ‘the zone’

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November 10, 2014 by C. Scott McMillin

For many, because of compulsion, abstinence may turn out to be easier than re-establishing control.

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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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Environment & Expectations: Do They Influence Addiction?

May 22, 2012 by C. Scott McMillin

Much of the anxiety the addicted person feels is anticipatory, based not on actual withdrawal symptoms but on the fear of not being able to find an adequate supply of the drug when they arrive.

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