Truth Comes Out

October 28, 2019 by C. Scott McMillin

Some people are surprised that someone could function at such a high level in public despite significant drug use, but that’s something addiction has been known for.

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Is Cannabis Addictive?

June 3, 2019 by C. Scott McMillin

The best answer is the one we came up with to explain the selectivity of alcoholism: Differences in individual susceptibility.

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Landing On Your Feet

December 24, 2018 by C. Scott McMillin

For most of us, personal risk management boils down to inserting a process of logical reasoning between the desire and the action.

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Beware Lookalikes

December 14, 2017 by C. Scott McMillin

It’s also not too difficult to create a ‘homemade’ variety using raw ingredients purchased on the dark web and a common pill press.

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Opioid Vulnerability

October 5, 2017 by C. Scott McMillin

There’s no blood test, no scan to aid diagnosis. Knowing intellectually that one in ten will succumb is very little help; it has no practical value in terms of predicting an individual outcome.

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Cannabis-Related Illness

January 19, 2017 by C. Scott McMillin

Problems show up first in hospital emergency rooms and in jails. Those are the closest thing we have to an early warning system.

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Vagaries of Vaping

November 28, 2016 by C. Scott McMillin

Helps to think of an electronic cigarette as just another drug delivery device, along the lines of a high-tech crack pipe, capable of carrying a number of different substances to the brain.

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Expert Nonsense

July 21, 2016 by C. Scott McMillin

The flaw in this very late-stage view of addiction… is the suggestion that somehow, addiction is the patient’s fault. Avoidable if the patient simply followed directions.

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Attorneys, Physicians, and Alcohol

February 8, 2016 by C. Scott McMillin

I never saw much difference between a lawyer or a doctor bitching about his job in group, and the same behavior from a CPA or a techie or a long-distance trucker.

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Medical Cannabis: A Review

August 27, 2015 by C. Scott McMillin

It may alter the nature of society’s challenges, and move them to other sectors of the economy, but I expect we’ll continue to have difficulties.

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