Recovery Homes

June 29, 2017 by C. Scott McMillin

We have to ensure the safety and security of those who reside there. It’s not the sort of business that naturally self-regulates. That’s what government is for.

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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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The Medicine They Don’t Take…

May 11, 2017 by C. Scott McMillin

But given the experience in other fields of healthcare, a return to the old lifestyle, however destructive, may be little more than human nature.

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In the News: Keeping It Covered

March 20, 2017 by C. Scott McMillin

With the increased risk of overdose from fentanyl and other synthetics, the path to recovery may be even bumpier, in terms of repeat emergencies. The folks in the Business Office would rather avoid that.


The Cannabis Cure?

March 16, 2017 by C. Scott McMillin

An answer such as vigorous exercise or meditation or going to a meeting will never be as universally attractive to someone a few weeks sober as “well, here, why don’t you toke this?”

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Cannabis as an Opioid Addiction Treatment

December 29, 2016 by C. Scott McMillin

It usually comes back to the assumption that another problem ‘underlies’ addiction, and therefore will respond to treatment with the “right” drug, if we can figure out what it is.

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A Place for Placebo?

November 24, 2016 by C. Scott McMillin

Might be that clinicians can teach patients to activate their own body’s placebo response, in order to feel better.

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When Pot Becomes Legal…

November 17, 2016 by C. Scott McMillin

Does his use of pot reduce his craving for alcohol (as he claims), or is it actually helping to trigger his drinking?


Pot in Rehab

November 10, 2016 by C. Scott McMillin

I’ve never had much success explaining to a patient in the first 30 days of recovery that when Bobby smokes dope, it’s medicine, but when Liz lights up, it’s drug abuse.

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In Again, Out Again

October 31, 2016 by C. Scott McMillin

I’ve come to view it more as a tool for harm reduction than a path to long term recovery, with some notable exceptions.

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