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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Material Clients Can’t (or Won’t) Read Doesn’t Help Them

March 17, 2012 by C. Scott McMillin

It’s not so much that the client is unable to grasp the info as he or she is easily discouraged based on a fund of previous negative experiences in school.

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Can We Make Patient Education Work?

November 12, 2011 by C. Scott McMillin

Use examples. It’s hard for someone with alcoholism to grasp the idea that he or she can’t go back to drinking at some future point – after a year of abstinence, for instance. But the old saw that a pickle can’t go back to being a cucumber – that people seem to understand.

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