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Posts related to the medical/disease model of addition and recovery.

The counseling controversy: will we medicate our way out of the opioid crisis?

By |2020-08-17T18:15:56+00:00March 10th, 2019|Legislation, Regulation & Litigation, Medical Model, Pharma, Policy Makers, Suboxone (Buprenorphine), Treatment Drugs (non-Suboxone)|

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Natural recoverers kick addiction without help

By |2020-09-04T17:36:22+00:00February 11th, 2019|Medical Model, Policy Makers, Uncategorized|

A few years ago, a friend of mine decided to quit smoking. She didn’t follow any pre-set plan, like Nicotine Anonymous, or do any research. Instead, she just quit. She also took up running, and around the same time started dating someone new—someone who didn’t smoke. She’s been cigarette-free ever since. We tend to think that stopping an

American Scientist: Is Drug Addiction a Brain Disease?

By |2020-05-29T14:48:14+00:00June 22nd, 2018|Medical Model, Policy Makers|

The notion that drug addiction is a brain disease has become axiomatic. Around the globe aspiring health professionals treating substance abuse are indoctrinated with this belief, especially after the idea became popular in the 1990s. Its popularity extends far beyond the hallowed halls of academia. Both the May 1997 Time and the September 2017 National Geographic magazines were

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