The Five Percent Meme

November 3, 2014 by C. Scott McMillin

People attend AA for a variety of reasons, in different stages of readiness, and with diverse objectives in mind.

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The Compliance Problem

March 24, 2014 by C. Scott McMillin

It presupposes a patient who agrees with the recommendations, which, particularly with addictions, may not be the case.

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The Natural History of Recovery: One Youth’s Experience

December 9, 2013 by C. Scott McMillin

This is really about a continuous process of change. The unifying force is the addict’s subjective experience.

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The Practitioner vs. the Technique

November 11, 2013 by C. Scott McMillin

I take great care in finding the right practitioner. He or she will likely be more important than the technique itself.

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Retention

August 26, 2013 by C. Scott McMillin

Even in remission, the client is still an addict. The challenge is to sustain the remission, going forward.

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EBP Shopping

August 9, 2013 by C. Scott McMillin

No matter what model you choose, you’re going to want to track outcomes to see how it’s working with your client census.

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Acing the Continued Stay Review

June 10, 2013 by C. Scott McMillin

Your goal is always to use the extra time to measurably increase the chances of a good outcome for that patient.

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Surviving Program Surveys

May 6, 2013 by C. Scott McMillin

The most common error is to assume your program is running pretty well and will therefore get a good result on the survey.

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Lowering Your Residential ASA Rate: A Practical Guide

October 22, 2012 by C. Scott McMillin

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A patient who leaves ASA can’t be considered a treatment success, and a high ASA rate is sure to damage a program’s reputation. Analysis and preventive action can lower your rate of ASA discharges. Here are a few simple suggestions.

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Treatment Outcomes: Does it Work?

July 1, 2012 by C. Scott McMillin

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Our longstanding practice of branding anyone who drank again a ‘failure’ kept us from recognizing very real success right under our noses.

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