Proposing a Plan

May 23, 2019 by C. Scott McMillin

This is in part a course correction from the trend of several decades ago, when the emphasis was on cutting expenses in the naive belief all addicts could be successfully treated on an outpatient basis.

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In the News: Opioid Addiction and the Private Sector

June 4, 2018 by C. Scott McMillin

Portman argues that since business and industry will directly benefit, they should take an active or even a leadership role in this effort.

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Opioid Epidemic Budget Exercise

March 1, 2018 by C. Scott McMillin

I think at this point, most law enforcement personnel would agree. They’ve concluded that, as the saying goes, this is one of those problems we “can’t arrest our way out of.”

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In the News: Drug War Reboot?

February 19, 2018 by C. Scott McMillin

…if this type of strategy didn’t succeed 30 years ago, what makes us think it’ll be a success this time around?


Secretary for Drug Crises?

February 1, 2018 by C. Scott McMillin

I thought that blue ribbon commission did a pretty good job with its 60 recommendations, but I haven’t seen much subsequent action, have you?

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Restorative Justice for Big Pharma?

January 4, 2018 by C. Scott McMillin

I think most people understand the concept of making amends for past misdeeds.

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Revolving Cell Doors

December 18, 2017 by C. Scott McMillin

In many communities, the push to get the drinker or user “off the street” has turned the jail into an unwilling detox facility.

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When It’s Just Business

November 9, 2017 by C. Scott McMillin

I know how often the quest for business success has in the past overtaken and even overwhelmed the quest to deliver good services.

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Crime vs. Disease

November 6, 2017 by C. Scott McMillin

…healthcare advocates have to work extra hard while proponents of a more punitive approach simply point to a crime committed by a drug user…

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Why We Don’t Learn From Experience

November 2, 2017 by C. Scott McMillin

It reminds me of the addicts who convince themselves that somehow, despite all the pain of the past, this time things will be different.

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