Not a Disease

I found this page about the debate over the disease theory. This is something I wish to talk about myself as I don’t believe calling addiction a disease helps and is inaccurate. I feel it is foolish to call something like addiction a disease, yet many in the 12 step world choose to do so. I do class addiction as an illness and although it is a choice to abuse substances for many it is almost impossible to resist the compulsion without help.

Here is the link

http://blogs.spectator.co.uk/coffeehouse/2013/11/damian-thompson-addiction-is-a-messy-and-frightening-reality/

I feel it is a very positive thing that people are discussing this rather and coming to new conclusions as addiction is a growing problem and needs new modern solutions if a greater number of people are to be helped.

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