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 … 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 … 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 … 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 … 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 … 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. … 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 … 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 … 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. Leading professional organizations – including the American Medical Association, American Psychiatric Association, World Health Organization, and American Society of Addiction Medicine (ASAM) – subscribe to the notion that alcohol and other drug addictions are diseases. However, a growing number of experts are challenging this view. … Continue reading
A neuroscientist disputes the status quo, calling us all to rethink how we view addiction. As I looked down at my prepared questions, thinking they were juvenile or topical or pathetic, to ask Dr. Marc Lewis about his new book, The … Continue reading Why Addiction is NOT a Disease, According to Dr. Marc Lewis