The Disease Model of Addiction – Part Two CD
If addiction is a “disease,” what does that mean? In this lecture we will go beyond the Disease Model argument to ask the most exciting questions about addiction: Why do addicts seem to be so emotionally attached to drugs? Where does spirituality fit in with this new neuroscientific understanding of addiction as a brain disease? What’s to keep the addict from using “I have a disease” to avoid responsibility? Does punishment and coercion really work to change addictive behavior, and even if it does — should we do it?