“Invisible” Hand? Or “Absent” Hand?

June 11, 2018 by C. Scott McMillin

In their eagerness to reduce the size of government, states  have stripped away staff who would otherwise make onsite visits to ensure compliance.

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In the News: Opioid Addiction and the Private Sector

June 4, 2018 by C. Scott McMillin

Portman argues that since business and industry will directly benefit, they should take an active or even a leadership role in this effort.

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More on Medicaid Requirements

February 15, 2018 by C. Scott McMillin

When they get sick with diseases related to substance use, they’ll avoid going to the doctor or hospital, until their illness is advanced and more extensive and expensive care is involved.

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Depression Update

December 7, 2017 by C. Scott McMillin

Patients with severe substance disorders may experience depression as a result of the cumulative effects of their substance use.

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Naltrexone versus Opioids

November 27, 2017 by C. Scott McMillin

Not surprisingly, the vast majority of patients who drop out or otherwise leave maintenance programs return to heroin at rates of 80% or higher.

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Methadone Maintenance Plus

October 26, 2017 by C. Scott McMillin

It’s the basic unit of most drug-free approaches. What would happen if it could be incorporated into the OTP curriculum?

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Is MAT Enough?

September 21, 2017 by C. Scott McMillin

Of course with additional treatment responsibilities, a counselor couldn’t be expected to manage a caseload of up to 75.

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Pain Treatment for Those Battling Opioid Dependence

September 14, 2017 by C. Scott McMillin

If a life in balance is the ideal, then a broader approach has a better shot at sustainability.

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Cannabis Treatment

July 13, 2017 by C. Scott McMillin

…we should be looking at modifying our historical approach to the addicted cannabis client, away from emphasis on legal consequences and mandated compliance, and towards a more patient-centered model.

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Heroin Assisted Treatment

July 6, 2017 by C. Scott McMillin

The benefits of the program are framed mostly in terms of harm reduction– what doesn’t happen.

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