Striking a Cannabis Balance

July 2, 2018 by C. Scott McMillin

…just as repeal of Prohibition didn’t make alcohol any safer for popular use… neither will legalization remove the risks associated with cannabis.

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Who’s Looking Out for You?

June 7, 2018 by C. Scott McMillin

Sometimes powerful business leaders sound like drunk drivers or corner drug dealers. Rationalizing, externalizing, minimizing…

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Tapering off Anti-Depressants

May 14, 2018 by C. Scott McMillin

In the absence of complaints, the prescriber can be tempted to assume things are going well, when in fact they aren’t.

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Controlling Cannabis

May 10, 2018 by C. Scott McMillin

That industry will do everything in its power to create and sustain the biggest possible population of chronic stoners.

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When Alcohol Pays for Research

May 3, 2018 by C. Scott McMillin

After all, you can’t afford to stop selling it. That’s not how you get promoted. What you need is science that seems to confirm your biases.

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Functioning on Heroin?

April 16, 2018 by C. Scott McMillin

They qualify for the diagnosis, but have not yet experienced the sort of problems that are usually required to motivate a serious attempt to abandon drug use.

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A New ADHD Epidemic?

March 8, 2018 by C. Scott McMillin

Of course, if you work in addiction treatment, you probably see some of these same meds being abused by young adults, often beginning in college or grad school.

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Two Perspectives on Pain

February 22, 2018 by C. Scott McMillin

We may be stuck relying on the soft stuff– therapy, support, behavior change, even spiritual growth– all those icky-squicky things that neuroscientists struggle to quantify.

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Smoking Addiction

January 29, 2018 by C. Scott McMillin

CDC gives cigarettes credit for more than 480,000 deaths a year, in the US alone.

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About the Binge

January 18, 2018 by C. Scott McMillin

Colleges know their students are drinking, often heavily.

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