Groups That Work: Values

October 24, 2019 by C. Scott McMillin

Effective working groups can continue their traditions through surprising changes in location, membership, etc.

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Is MAT Enough?

September 21, 2017 by C. Scott McMillin

Of course with additional treatment responsibilities, a counselor couldn’t be expected to manage a caseload of up to 75.

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Heroin Assisted Treatment

July 6, 2017 by C. Scott McMillin

The benefits of the program are framed mostly in terms of harm reduction– what doesn’t happen.

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The Cannabis Cure?

March 16, 2017 by C. Scott McMillin

An answer such as vigorous exercise or meditation or going to a meeting will never be as universally attractive to someone a few weeks sober as “well, here, why don’t you toke this?”

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Twenty-Eight Days

October 10, 2016 by C. Scott McMillin

As any case manager knows, making a referral can be a challenge, since many fall by the wayside during transition to another provider, different therapist, etc.

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Focus on Demand

October 3, 2016 by C. Scott McMillin

Many new programs are started in the hopeful expectation that they’ll become self-supporting within a few years.

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Pharmaceutical “Cures”

September 22, 2016 by C. Scott McMillin

From a patient’s viewpoint, physicians can be somewhat blase’ about risks associated with a medication.

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In the News: Kaos Around Kratom

September 19, 2016 by C. Scott McMillin

It may be that kratom is a drug that some can use without much difficulty, while for others, it becomes pathological.

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Methadone Maintenance and Crime

August 8, 2016 by C. Scott McMillin

So even if drug use decreases, and clients continue on methadone, they don’t necessarily make the other much-desired (by society) changes — such as giving up crime.

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Medication Assisted Treatment

March 24, 2016 by C. Scott McMillin

In terms of a comfortable detox, Suboxone was a success. In terms of a return to opiate use, it was a failure.

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