Taking Action: Know the Enemy

January 19, 2015 by C. Scott McMillin

The behaviors of alcoholics and addicts are so predictable because the disease follows a certain progression.

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The Ghost of DUIs Past

December 1, 2014 by Marisa Feil

Closure is a great aid to the process of recovery, as it allows you to shut the door to that part of your life and move forward to newer, better things.

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DUI: Graduating Sanctions

September 8, 2014 by C. Scott McMillin

A first offense can actually represent the product of a longstanding, well-established pattern of behavior.

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Polypharmacy Overdose

September 1, 2014 by C. Scott McMillin

No question that combining or ‘stacking’ these substances, illegal and/or prescription, increases the risk for unintended OD.

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Hitting Bottom

November 6, 2013 by C. Scott McMillin

We’ll see the progress that was occurring even when the addict appeared, at the time, to be floundering badly.

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The Church of the Exalted Chemical

April 17, 2013 by C. Scott McMillin

The addict gives up on thinking for themselves, because it’s too dangerous.

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Intervention at the ER, Part 2

February 11, 2013 by C. Scott McMillin

It isn’t that big a challenge; you simply add a basic questionnaire on the subject to your intake paperwork.

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Is Your Loved One With Alcoholism Already Considering Change?

January 5, 2013 by C. Scott McMillin

It’s an essential truth that people with alcoholism think about changing for a long, long time before they seriously attempt it. They’re ambivalent about change, and struggle to make up their minds.

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Intervention From the Inside

December 22, 2012 by Cecile

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The way the “interven-ee” feels about the intervention changes a lot, from the beginning of the intervention, by the end of the intervention, during treatment and after, and years into recovery.

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Should I Stay or Leave?

September 11, 2012 by C. Scott McMillin

Always good to collect opinions from others. But when you feel you’ve talked to enough people, try applying ‘impact analysis’ to the issue.

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