August 6, 2015 by C. Scott McMillin

Those misconceptions are a principal reason so many Americans have become skeptical of the value of treating addictions at all.

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Politics, Money, and Addiction Treatment

February 19, 2015 by C. Scott McMillin

$85 million, or 64%, of the new money would go some place other than addiction treatment.


Whose Fault Is It, Anyway?

December 16, 2013 by C. Scott McMillin

It makes us uncomfortable to acknowledge that degree of helplessness.

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Yes, I’m Annoyed, and You Should Be, Too

November 18, 2013 by C. Scott McMillin

We’re in a drug epidemic with no South American cartels or Afghan drug lords to vilify.

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Early Recovery: Twelve Pitfalls

January 11, 2013 by C. Scott McMillin

If you notice any of these signs, it’s a good idea to make an appointment right away, talk to your group leader before/after a group session, or bring them up in your support or step group.

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Treating the Antisocial Addict: Treatment Planning

October 24, 2012 by C. Scott McMillin

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The behavior of antisocial persons is a challenge to traditional substance abuse counseling. Offender populations are packed with antisocial clients. It helps to address these behaviors directly, beginning with the treatment plan.

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Rehab Soundbyte: Drinker’s Dilemma

March 19, 2012 by Cecile

“But what if…?” Coming to terms with the reality of lifelong abstinence is one of the difficult tasks of early recovery.

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Using Leverage in Counseling the Court-Referred Client

March 15, 2012 by C. Scott McMillin

Having a judge or a parole officer holding the big stick on them may be enough to get them into treatment, but it’s usually not enough motivation to get them beyond the minimum of compliance.

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Rehab Soundbyte: Everything But Abstinence

February 12, 2012 by Cecile

Some clients are so cooperative they’ll do just about anything… except stop drinking.

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Rehab Soundbyte: Vintage Resentment

January 10, 2012 by Cecile

Resentments can damage recovery. And the worst damage is done by the most justified resentments.

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