Alcoholism Medications– and Alcoholics

June 26, 2014 by C. Scott McMillin

An alcoholic can self-regulate consumption for periods given the support from a research project, but when that support ends, a return to previous behavior is likely.

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Modern Medicine(s)

March 13, 2014 by C. Scott McMillin

Many treatment programs moved away from medication precisely because it wasn’t helping.

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Ideology Wars

February 17, 2014 by C. Scott McMillin

If Project MATCH had it right, and all three work but none works significantly better than the others– then what’s all the argument about?

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Science vs. Science

February 13, 2014 by C. Scott McMillin

Pundits are always telling us that science proves this or that, but when we look closer, we find it proves neither.

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Fear of the Disease Model

February 10, 2014 by C. Scott McMillin

Many clinicians don’t view addiction as a disease, which they believe relieves them of the need to learn much about its pathophysiology.

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Effective Group Design: Shared Understanding pt. 2

January 23, 2014 by C. Scott McMillin

Where AA influences alcoholics toward sobriety through its peer culture, the gang down at the local pub is likely to encourage them to drink through its version of a peer culture.

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Effective Group Design: Shared Understanding pt. 1

January 14, 2014 by C. Scott McMillin

Not everyone attaches the same meaning to a particular term. This problem pops up a lot in counseling, treatment, and similar settings.

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Effective Group Design: Assumptions

October 11, 2013 by C. Scott McMillin

Building the group model around that common experience, and change-specific tasks or goals, may increase the chances for a successful outcome.

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Stronger Together: Addiction Group Treatment

September 20, 2013 by C. Scott McMillin

Practically every form of group devised has been adapted and put to use at some facility.

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Easier, Softer Way

September 3, 2013 by C. Scott McMillin

One thing’s for sure: it’ll be popular, because your typical alcoholic would rather not quit if he could think of an alternative.

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