It is said that addicts and alcoholics literally lose control of their substance use after a single drink or hit of a substance. This is the main feature of the disease model of addiction. But is it true? Do they really become zombies who have no choice but to relentlessly use drugs and alcohol? The recovery culture says it’s true, but scientific research paints a different picture… Learn More about Do Addicts and Alcoholics “Lose Control”?
“Stop the heroin epidemic, it’s taking over our town!” We hear this constantly, but is heroin truly capable of taking over towns, enslaving people, and killing them? Heroin doesn’t do this.
I had the opportunity to see a screening of The Business of Recovery in NYC last month. Here is my extremely brief review and recommendation, followed by a lengthier criticism. The Business Of Recovery was a high quality production. It covered several topics in ways that we don’t normally see in most mainstream reports about the treatment […]
Commenters to this site claim the disease debate doesn’t matter, and some even say that no one is pushing the disease model of addiction. The most basic review of the news shows that the push for the disease model of addiction is still going strong. It obviously matters to someone.
Carl Hart Phd is a neuroscientist, drug researcher, and Columbia University professor with 25 years of research under his belt. He wrote a book a few years ago that was fantastic. He discusses some of his research in it. He doesn’t really get into discussing treatment or support groups. He seems most concerned with spreading truth about the effects of drugs. He wants to undo the misinformation.
Can I moderate my drinking or drug use? When should I try moderation? How do I moderate my drug and alcohol use? Because of the confusion and misinformation about substance use and addiction in our culture, these are tough questions for which quick answers won’t do. Let’s unpack a few things, and then we can get to […]