I wanted to present to you an older article that, although it comes from a 'wordly' view, it is one of the best definitions of addiction that I have found. It was originally published in Psychology Today. So, enjoy! We're all capable of being addicts. Here's the lowdown on our fight against addiction. Millions of … Continue reading Addiction: A Whole New View
Addiction is not a disease Tim Holden, MMed (Psych), Psychiatrist and assistant professor Author information Copyright and License information Disclaimer This article has been cited by other articles in PMC. The statement, in a CMAJ editorial, 1 that addiction is a disease is not supported by the evidence and reads more like a political policy statement than a reasoned intellectual argument. There has been … Continue reading Wake Up! Addiction Being Classified As A Disease (unproven theory), Has Taken Us To The Highest level Of Addiction & Accidental Overdose In All Of History! It’s NOT NOT NOT a Disease!
The Addiction Disease Theory Created the Addiction Epidemic What if the current thinking on addiction is all wrong? What if addiction treatment and the currently accepted ideas about addiction are actually making the problem worse? Think about it for a moment. There are more treatment programs today than at any point in history, with new … Continue reading Epidemic or Not – Addiction Treatment Hurts People and It’s Wrong!
Addiction is not a disease Tim Holden, MMed (Psych), Psychiatrist and assistant professor The statement, in a CMAJ editorial, 1 that addiction is a disease is not supported by the evidence and reads more like a political policy statement than a reasoned intellectual argument. There has been a steady erosion of individual responsibility and loss of any concept of personal … Continue reading Why Addiction is NOT a Disease – A Clinical Evaluation by a Psychiatrist
Demi Lovato is still in the hospital after suffering from an overdose on Tuesday. Despite being in the Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles, Califoria, for six days, the "Sorry Not Sorry" singer has not been discharged due to various "complications," according to TMZ. The outlet's sources, who are said to have "firsthand" knowledge of Lovato's treatment, say … Continue reading Demi Lovato Reportedly Suffering Complications 6 Days After Apparent Overdose
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Addiction is NOT a disease — and we’re treating addicts incorrectly We all know addiction is a disease(no way). It has been so classified by all the authoritative sources. The American Medical Association labeled alcoholism an “illness” back in 1967. The Centers for Disease Control, the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders and Alcoholics … Continue reading Life’s a Book; You Can Write the Next Chapter Yourself.
Do current addiction recovery strategies used in the revolving door rehab system cause addiction to continue rather than to heal? I believe it to be so. What's the point if 'they' tell you you're going to relapse? Anyway, it's all based on a theory that addiction is a disease. We know now that it isn't … Continue reading Recovery
The brain is an organ that can be conditioned (programmed). When you tell the brain that addiction is a disease, it will program the person to continue in that addiction and have relapses. Addiction being a 'disease' is nothing more than a theory that has never been able to be proven, so why subscribe to … Continue reading Addiction is NOT a Disease!
“I truly believe no treatment will work on a person with an addiction if the patient hasn’t fully given themselves over to the fact that they have a disease that does not heal itself.” Margaret F.’s words capture a core belief of the traditional type of treatment program she attended, one common in 12-step-based facilities. … Continue reading