The More Things Change…

December 23, 2013 by C. Scott McMillin

Few clinicians believed that street crack addicts could succeed as outpatients, but the demand for residential care was never fully met because of, you know, budget considerations.

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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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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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Addiction Treatment: The Double Standard

July 22, 2013 by C. Scott McMillin

Addiction has been described as a chronic problem that we’ve attempted to treat as an acute illness –a big reason for the revolving door of relapse.

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Tips on Improving Addictions Education

February 4, 2013 by C. Scott McMillin

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Psychological theories that may be of great interest to professionals can seem like messages from Pluto to a rehab patient.

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Co-Occurring Disorders Workbook

January 18, 2013 by C. Scott McMillin

The workbook is based on recognized disease-model treatment principles and can integrate readily in Matrix and other established EBP treatment protocols.

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Patient Education: Powerful Tool for Program Success

December 25, 2012 by C. Scott McMillin

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A key breakthrough for recovering clients: The realization that, while they cannot control their disease, they can do a lot about their own recovery.

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Why Do We Keep Losing Bids?

October 15, 2012 by C. Scott McMillin

We’re competitive on price and have all the required services, but for some reason the award goes elsewhere.

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Winning Public Substance Abuse Services Contracts

April 21, 2012 by C. Scott McMillin

Put yourself in the reader’s place. Most big awards come after review committees of five to ten folks have sorted through a pile of proposals using a rather elaborate ratings tool.

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Adding Intervention Services

March 18, 2012 by C. Scott McMillin

Families are always complaining about the lack of good, affordable intervention assistance out there (depending on where you live, of course)

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