Neuroscientist Marc Lewis makes comments that help to debunk the brain disease model of addiction.
Brain Disease Theory
A reader asked “Do you think an addict can ever drink normally? Because if it is truly a choice, not a disease, someone who was addicted to any substance should be able to drink “normally” again. The choice-proponents never touch this subject.” Read on for the answer.
The latest addiction research is focused on the wrong thing – impulse control – the art of changing an addiction is not a process resisting impulses, it’s a process of doing away with such impulses.
A quick sentence in an average press release type report reveals the problematic message of the recovery culture.
ASAM declared addiction a brain disease in August, and it was front page news in a media frenzy – but was there any news worth printing there?
The brain-disease model of addiction destroys itself because it denies the very concept of neuroplasticity on which it is simultaneously built. Drug addiction is not a brain disease, it’s a choice. Learn how the brain disease argument uses the fallacy of the stolen-concept.