Video Calm?

June 13, 2019 by C. Scott McMillin

The benefits needn’t be long-lasting, just readily accessible when you discover you need them.

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Intrusive Thoughts

June 1, 2015 by C. Scott McMillin

In most cases, the intrusive thoughts associated with addiction (cravings, disturbing images, etc) go away during the course of recovery.

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Alcoholism Medications– and Alcoholics

June 26, 2014 by C. Scott McMillin

An alcoholic can self-regulate consumption for periods given the support from a research project, but when that support ends, a return to previous behavior is likely.

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DSM-5 versus DSM-IV

May 1, 2014 by C. Scott McMillin

Craving has finally been added to the symptom list. I was never entirely clear on why it wasn’t included in DSM-IV, since there’s an impressive body of research on craving measurement.

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Desire for Drugs

April 10, 2014 by C. Scott McMillin

One study indicated that it could take as little as 33 milliseconds to trigger a craving. If something only lasts three one-hundredths of a second, you’re probably not going to be aware of it.

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Easier, Softer Way

September 3, 2013 by C. Scott McMillin

One thing’s for sure: it’ll be popular, because your typical alcoholic would rather not quit if he could think of an alternative.

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The Conditioning Trap

June 27, 2013 by C. Scott McMillin

It’s not a mystery why so many addicts lapse in those initial months. That’s completely understandable. The important thing is that they climb back on the bike and ride on to success.

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Craving: Why We Can’t Seem to Get Enough

March 27, 2013 by Omar Manejwala M.D.

Many of the suggestions are counterintuitive (did you know that mindfulness meditation has been shown to reduce cravings?), but all of the suggestions are grounded in science.

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How Craving Works

December 12, 2012 by C. Scott McMillin

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This short article includes a quick inventory to assess your own problems with craving, and techniques for fighting back and maintaining sobriety.

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Trapped: Helping Clients Avoid Relapse

June 5, 2012 by C. Scott McMillin

Would have been easy enough to avoid, had I seen it coming. Unfortunately the brain I was using to make decisions was the addicted one. It was not a friend to recovery.

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