Opioid Vulnerability

October 5, 2017 by C. Scott McMillin

There’s no blood test, no scan to aid diagnosis. Knowing intellectually that one in ten will succumb is very little help; it has no practical value in terms of predicting an individual outcome.

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In the News: Opioid Addiction Vaccine?

September 11, 2017 by C. Scott McMillin

Assumption: Without that reinforcement, use will simply stop on its own.

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Self-Induced Mindset

August 21, 2017 by C. Scott McMillin

Having read the research, I’m confident it’s not just a matter of decision-making, or willpower, or even depression.

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Professionals and Addiction

August 7, 2017 by C. Scott McMillin

Money is a tool that allows some to delay the inevitable. They construct a protective bubble that minimizes the risk of getting caught and the other consequences that follow addiction.

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Is it Recovery Yet?

May 18, 2017 by C. Scott McMillin

It may seem to the individual as if it happens by itself– the result of an autopilot, set to return home.

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Are Video Games Addictive?

April 13, 2017 by C. Scott McMillin

Isn’t that a bit like the drinker who insists he’s fine except that he just drinks a whole lot more than other people?

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Pain Pill Cycle

April 3, 2017 by C. Scott McMillin

Modern healthcare, for all its spectacular innovation, still lacks a genuinely safe, effective remedy for certain types of pain.

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Crime- the Lifestyle

March 9, 2017 by C. Scott McMillin

Young man wearing handcuffs, sitting back againts a wall, looking angry.

That’s why drug treatment may reduce crime, but doesn’t always eliminate it.

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Stigma Behind the Stethoscope

February 13, 2017 by C. Scott McMillin

There’s no shortage of stories among nurses and doctors about a friend or family member who went through treatment and relapsed, perhaps many times.

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Desperate Measures: Compulsive Video Gambling

February 9, 2017 by C. Scott McMillin

Apparently, many voluntary self-excluders later change their minds in favor of a return to old behavior.

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