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June 2012 – Tips & Topics

Vol. 10, No. 3 June, 2012 In This Issue SAVVY – How to move systems from programs to people SKILLS – Reframing “resistance” in systems change SOUL – Soothing the customer STUMP THE SHRINK- When to increase the level of care intensity Welcome to the June edition of Tips and Topics (TNT) and to all the new subscribers. You can see nine years of back issues of TNT on The Change Companies’ website and download any of the previous editions. Senior Vice President of The Change Companies®

March 2012 – Tips & Topics

Vol. 9, No. 12March, 2012 In This Issue SAVVY -The neglected topic: Spirituality and religion SKILLS – Ask about spirituality and religion SOUL – A granddaughter and aging mother SHARING SOLUTIONS – New products on the ASAM Criteria Welcome to the March edition of Tips and Topics (TNT), ending nine years of publication. Some of you have been readers from Day 1. Thank-you. Welcome to all the new subscribers this month.

January 2012 – Tips & Topics

Vol. 9, No. 10January, 2012 In This Issue SAVVY – What do you do when a severely mentally ill person keeps using substances? SKILLS – Clinical and systems questions, suggestions and solutions SOUL – Politics of personal destruction STUMP the SHRINK – Addiction relapse and confidentiality and the courts SHARING SOLUTIONS Welcome to all the new subscribers who joined us this month. Thank you all for reading Tips and Topics.

December 2011 – Tips & Topics

Vol. 9, No. 9December, 2011 In This Issue SAVVY -A new definition of Recovery from Mental and Substance Use Disorders SKILLS – Clinical and systems questions, suggestions and solutions SOUL – Politics of personal destruction SHARING SOLUTIONS- Implementing ASAM Criteria Happy Holidays to all and best wishes for a healthy, successful and meaningful 2012!

June 2011 – Tips & Topics

TIPS & TOPICS from David Mee-Lee, M.D. Volume 9, No.3 June 2011 In this issue — SAVVY   Top 10 reasons to use the ASAM Criteria — SKILLS  How close your services are to the spirit/use of the ASAM Criteria — SOUL   R&D – not doing the same old thing — Until Next Time Welcome and thank-you for joining us for the June edition.

March 2011 – Tips & Topics

TIPS & TOPICS David Mee-Lee, M.D. Volume 8, No. 11 March 2011 In this issue — SAVVY – The METHODS method for discharge planning — SKILLS – RCA ceremonies – The new treatment completion Graduation? — SOUL – Always the right answer — STUMP THE SHRINK – Medical necessity, ASAM PPC and what levels of care? — Until Next Time Welcome and thanks for joining us for the March edition of TIPS and TOPICS (TNT).

January 2011 – Tips & Topics

TIPS & TOPICS from David Mee-Lee, M.D. Volume 8, No. 9 January 2011 In this issue: — SAVVY – ASAM multidimensional assessment for mental health and addiction — SKILLS – Evaluating immediate needs in 5 minutes or less; 10 questions or less — SOUL – Jump-starting recovery — SHAMELESS SELLING – DAPPER and LOCI-2R — Until Next Time Happy New Year – even though it’s a bit late for that greeting now. Or you could receive it as a Chinese New Year greeting. Welcome to the January edition of TIPS and TOPICS (TNT).

May 2008 – Tips & Topics

TIPS & TOPICS Volume 6, No.2 May 2008 In this issue — SAVVY — SKILLS — SOUL — STUMP THE SHRINK — Until Next Time Welcome to the many new subscribers to TIPS and TOPICS (TNT). Just a reminder: there are 5 years of Back Issues you can read or download. Simply click on “Read Back Issues” on the homepage of www.DMLMD.com. Coming soon – a revamped website with a Search function to search by topic.

March 2008 – Tips & Topics

TIPS & TOPICS Volume 5, No.11 March 2008 In this issue — SAVVY — SKILLS — SOUL — SHAMELESS SELLING — As a RESULT of your FEEDBACK — Until Next Time Welcome to March’s Tips and Topics (TNT), especially to the many new subscribers. As usual we are running late, so this March edition will likely get to you in early April. It is after all, free, so I guess you get what you pay for!

March 2007 – Tips & Topics

TIPS & TOPICS Volume 4, No.10 March 2007 In this issue — SAVVY — SKILLS — SOUL — Until Next Time Welcome to the March edition of TNT, especially if you are one of the many new subscribers.

December 2005 – Tips & Topics

TIPS & TOPICS  Volume 3, No.6 December 2005 In this issue – SAVVY – SKILLS – SOUL – STUMP THE SHRINK……. – Until Next Time Happy New Year! By the time you read this, for most it will be 2006. I hope you receive the best gift of all this year – good health. Welcome to all the new subscribers who have joined us since last month. You can browse back issues of TIPS and TOPICS by going to the homepage of www.DMLMD.com . Click on ‘Read Back Issues’. There is also now a printable version of each edition.