Let’s stop contradicting the anti-12-step/anti-disease-model message by recommending other avenues to perceived weakness, powerlessness, and dependency. It’s time for this movement to get self-critical, and find some consistency.
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The addiction term gets thrown around quite a bit, and what I’m starting to notice as I cull through google results, is that when people are talking about the non-substance-related addictions, they usually speak quite rationally. I think we can learn more helpful, genuinely useful ideas to apply to the problems of drug & alcohol […]
The title of this post links to a BBC article about opium use in Afghanistan. I think the article has a very telling and honest tone which I hear constantly when people talk about addiction. When people talk about addiction and why substance abuse happens they often list the dismal life circumstances of the abuser, the […]