The key issue in addiction is free will. There’s no way around this. The entire notion of addiction rests on the assertion that the “addict” lacks free will in some way (either solely in regard to substance use – losing free will over substances after freely choosing a single dose, or else when faced with some […]
Nora Volkow undermines her own disease theory of addiction by demonstrating her lack of belief in free will. She does this by scare-quoting several free will terms in her writing.
the brain disease model of addiction comes from a deterministic philosophy, in which free will doesn’t exist. This is logically impossible.
A quick sentence in an average press release type report reveals the problematic message of the recovery culture.
The dimwitted Nora Volkow will eventually destroy her own argument when she declares every unfavorable behavior to be disease. Currently, she’s got her sight set on food addiction; I can’t wait till she takes on things that involve no consumption whatsoever, such as video games. She really misses the point.