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Addiction Theory: Philosophy

The Disease Model of Addiction Reconsidered Another reason for clinicians' acceptance of the status quo was that the drug war, for all its excesses, never seriously endangered their ability to prescribe mood-altering drugs. Richard DeGrandpre h...
The Disease Model of Addiction Reconsidered The NIDA brain disease paradigm: History, resistance and spinoffsBioSocieties (2010) 5, 137-147David T Courtwright?, Department of History, University of North Florida, Jacksonville, Florida, 32224-26...
The Choice Argument video against calling addiction a disease Video from kevintmccauley1965 - "The "Choice Argument" is the best argument I've ever heard AGAINST calling addiction a disease."Also see more videos by Dr. Kevin McCauley on his YouTube channel. add...
Origins of the Disease Model of Addiction By addiction InboxRoger Williams and "deranged cellular metabolism."The idea of addiction as a disease first began to gain a tentative foothold in scientific and government circles in the early 1960s,...
Choice and Free Will: Beyond the Disease Model of Addiction By Tom ClarkThe causal story behind addiction, backed up by neuroscience, is playing an increasing role in how addicts are portrayed. According to a recent ad campaign designed to build support for tr...
From Psychology of Disease to Psychology of Choice Addictive or compulsive behavior (whether it's substance use or overeating) is experienced as feeling un-free: a substance user feels compelled or driven to use. Compulsion is experienced as a state o...