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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Life Without Opioids

June 24, 2019 by C. Scott McMillin

We shouldn’t ignore the¬†emotional factors involved in chronic pain– such as anxiety and depression.

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Proposing a Plan

May 23, 2019 by C. Scott McMillin

This is in part a course correction from the trend of several decades ago, when the emphasis was on cutting expenses in the naive belief all addicts could be successfully treated on an outpatient basis.

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Coercion in Massachusetts

May 20, 2019 by C. Scott McMillin

I compare it to finding someone lying on the sidewalk, helping them up, brushing them off, and pushing them down again.

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Treatment and Coercion

April 25, 2019 by C. Scott McMillin

Those of us who work in treatment quickly sense a problem: people with addictions aren’t likely to respond to this approach.

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Medical Cannabis in Addiction Treatment

November 1, 2018 by C. Scott McMillin

The field is getting accustomed to patients arriving in addiction treatment complaining of problems with prescription opioids, stimulants, sedatives, etc, while actively enrolled in medical cannabis programs.

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Why No Opioid Taper?

September 27, 2018 by C. Scott McMillin

Not everybody wants to remain dependent on pain medication. But at present, we offer few if any alternatives to doing it on your own.

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Pain Psychology

September 13, 2018 by C. Scott McMillin

Perhaps more important, the patient could begin to resume a normal life.

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Conflict of Interest Case Study

June 18, 2018 by C. Scott McMillin

Obviously, being able to give your own business a five star rating on a supposedly independent consumer website could be construed as an unfair advantage.

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Tossing the Playbook

June 14, 2018 by C. Scott McMillin

We’ve come a long way in treating addictions, but we’re still not very successful at convincing a patient to stick to a treatment regimen.

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