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September 26, 2019 by C. Scott McMillin

“He’s a drug addict,” we’ll hear someone say. “You know what those people are like.”

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Perp or Victim?

May 9, 2019 by C. Scott McMillin

We can’t be too surprised at the extraordinary lengths that owners and CEOs will go to hang onto those profits.

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Philosopher’s Stone

April 2, 2018 by C. Scott McMillin

The author correctly observes that the type of treatment offered for addiction will reflect prevailing beliefs about addiction itself– its causes, effects, likely outcome.

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In the News: Return of the Gateway Theory

January 1, 2018 by C. Scott McMillin

Addictions are complex. Considering the various risk factors, it’s likely that marijuana will appear to act as a gateway to harder drugs for some users, but not others.

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Crime vs. Disease

November 6, 2017 by C. Scott McMillin

…healthcare advocates have to work extra hard while proponents of a more punitive approach simply point to a crime committed by a drug user…

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Self-Induced Mindset

August 21, 2017 by C. Scott McMillin

Having read the research, I’m confident it’s not just a matter of decision-making, or willpower, or even depression.

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Doctors and Addiction

November 16, 2015 by C. Scott McMillin

If by chance the patient didn’t fit the physician’s preconception of an addict– he or she was a respected member of the community, for example– then the doctor often fell into the enabler role.

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September 17, 2015 by C. Scott McMillin

We develop habits and routines that seem to have a life of their own– and you’re never more aware of that than when you go to change them.

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Fear of the Disease Model

February 10, 2014 by C. Scott McMillin

Many clinicians don’t view addiction as a disease, which they believe relieves them of the need to learn much about its pathophysiology.

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Models of Addiction: The Moderation Model

September 12, 2013 by C. Scott McMillin

There’s always someone who is convinced that with the right support, the right technique, they could once again drink socially.

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