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Addiction Theory: Models of Addiction

How Everyone Already Knows the Disease Theory is Full of ___, but is Afraid to Say So I was interviewed for a podcast the other night by the indomitable Monda Williams.As I told her repeatedly, she knew everything I knew, only she was intimidated from saying it based on the bullshit sh...
The Disease Concept of Alcoholism by Sheila Leskinen, M.S., S.C.A.C., L.M.F.T.Denial is the biggest symptom of this illness, and not just for the alcoholic.Many years ago, I looked at alcoholism with a judgmental and moralistic eye, b...
Revisiting the Disease Model of Alcoholism The Disease Model of Alcoholism Revisited: Why People DrinkDaryle Niedermayer, B.A., B.Sc., M.Div.IntroductionThe view of alcoholism currently boasting wide acceptance is the disease model approach (J...
Is alcoholism a disease? Managing alcoholism as a diseaseBy Thomas R. Hobbs, Ph.D., M.D., Physician's News DigestThe debate on whether alcoholism is a disease or a personal conduct problem has continued for over 200 years. In...
Video: What is the "disease model" approach to behavioral addiction? There are many reasons that people think addiction is a disease; a lot of really actually good reasons that we think addiction is a disease. Modern technology has given us the opportunity to look ins...
Alcoholism: Disease v. Behavior By David - Co-Founder of DailyHealth.netAcross the world, there are large philosophical differences in the treatment of alcohol dependence. Some look at alcohol dependence as a disease and others see...