A System That Isn’t One

July 16, 2015 by C. Scott McMillin

It makes little sense to criticize our “system” of mental health care, when it’s only a system in some places. In the national sense, it isn’t a system at all, and never has been.

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The Power of Loss Aversion

May 25, 2015 by C. Scott McMillin

Mike Golic, a former pro football player, was asked to recall his five best-ever performances. He couldn’t. “Ask me about my five worst games,” he countered.

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Cynical? Or Realistic?

May 14, 2015 by C. Scott McMillin

The system here isn’t designed to help a sick addict get off (and stay off) alcohol and drugs. It’s designed to process people in accordance with the expectations of society.

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Collegiate Recovery Program Study: Recovering Students Face Multiple Addictions

December 4, 2014 by Alexandre Laudet, Ph.D

Close to 20% reported being in recovery from one or more behavioral addictions – especially disordered eating, sex and love addiction, and self harm…

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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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What IS a “Recovery-Friendly” Community?

January 7, 2013 by Cecile

Recovery-friendly communities encourage education, provide support for open communications, and reject assumptions that perpetuate stigma.

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Evolution of a Disease Concept

December 31, 2012 by C. Scott McMillin

A model generally supersedes other models not because it is perfect in every respect, but because it seems to explain certain aspects better than its predecessors.

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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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Bupe Dreams

February 6, 2012 by C. Scott McMillin

With good controls, I’d say it’s a legit therapeutic option.

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The Challenge of the Repeat Offense Drunk Driver

January 28, 2012 by C. Scott McMillin

It’s difficult to squeeze a lot of motivational work into the course of outpatient counseling. Clinicians are anxious to get to the behavior change part.

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