Is Relapse a Crime?

June 28, 2018 by C. Scott McMillin

But if a community treats a correctional institution as a kind of locked flophouse, what else we can expect?

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What My Treatment Center Did Right

May 5, 2016 by Nadia Sheikh

Treatment is a formative time for a recovering addict—the ideas that seem to save us end up staying with us.

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In the News: Drug Epidemics and Confusing the Issues

April 28, 2016 by C. Scott McMillin

Epidemics do tend to end at some point, but they leave considerable destruction in their wake.

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Spontaneous Remission?

October 27, 2014 by C. Scott McMillin

The experience of addiction routinely includes periods of reduced substance use, or abstinence.

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Root Cause

July 3, 2014 by C. Scott McMillin

Complex behaviors often require complex explanations.

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Disease Arguments: The Sequel, Remake, etc.

June 30, 2014 by C. Scott McMillin

Alcoholism has been around for nine or ten thousand years, but most of what science understands of brain function is less than eighty years old.

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Whose Fault Is It, Anyway?

December 16, 2013 by C. Scott McMillin

It makes us uncomfortable to acknowledge that degree of helplessness.

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Do I Have a Drinking Problem?

November 8, 2013 by D. Ryan Hooper

Ultimately, you are the only one that makes decisions about your life.

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Believing in the Disease

June 6, 2013 by C. Scott McMillin

There’s a big difference between “knowing” that something is a disease, and actually treating it as one.

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Addictive Disease: Why Semantics Matter — and Why They Don’t

January 15, 2013 by Cecile

But to start opening those doors, someone has to be in the room — that is, they have to be identified (by themselves, preferably, but frequently by others such as the court system or family members) as possible/probable addicts.

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