Recovery Maintenance Tip: Avoid Casinos

January 7, 2016 by C. Scott McMillin

Many arrive in addiction treatment with clear symptoms of pathological gambling that often go unrecognized.

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Changing the Tipping Point

November 23, 2015 by C. Scott McMillin

Try thinking of recovery as a learning process based in experience rather than the acquisition of information.

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Working the Program

September 3, 2015 by C. Scott McMillin

Maybe for some individuals, whose goal is simply to get off drugs and meet like-minded people, a 12 Step fellowship fits the bill better than, say, the local church or civic group.

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Practice versus Knowledge

August 31, 2015 by C. Scott McMillin

Most people in stable recovery got there the hard way, through major alterations in the way they live.

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August 6, 2015 by C. Scott McMillin

Those misconceptions are a principal reason so many Americans have become skeptical of the value of treating addictions at all.

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Relapse and Addiction Policy

May 18, 2015 by C. Scott McMillin

Somebody who shows up six months later, sick, asking for another admission to the hospital, is in their eyes a failure.

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Josh Hamilton and Confidentiality Laws

May 11, 2015 by C. Scott McMillin

Nobody should have known about this in the first place. Somebody broke Josh’s confidentiality, and sources within the team are a prime suspect.

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Recidivism Trap

December 29, 2014 by C. Scott McMillin

As if he were proud of it — as if his list of treatment ‘failures’ represented a weird sort of achievement.

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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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Cross Addiction: Is it a Myth?

September 25, 2014 by C. Scott McMillin

There are many concepts in clinical psychology that are not science-based, but are nonetheless still of use in therapy.

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