Topic: models of addiction
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Topics: models of addiction, research, stigma
Perp or Victim?
We can’t be too surprised at the extraordinary lengths that owners and CEOs will go to hang onto those profits.
Topics: models of addiction, opioids
The author correctly observes that the type of treatment offered for addiction will reflect prevailing beliefs about addiction itself– its causes, effects, likely outcome.
Topics: addiction, models of addiction
In the News: Return of the Gateway Theory
Addictions are complex. Considering the various risk factors, it’s likely that marijuana will appear to act as a gateway to harder drugs for some users, but not others.
Topics: cannabis, models of addiction, research
Crime vs. Disease
…healthcare advocates have to work extra hard while proponents of a more punitive approach simply point to a crime committed by a drug user…
Topics: criminal courts, models of addiction, stigma, systems
Having read the research, I’m confident it’s not just a matter of decision-making, or willpower, or even depression.
Topics: models of addiction, stigma
Doctors and Addiction
If by chance the patient didn’t fit the physician’s preconception of an addict– he or she was a respected member of the community, for example– then the doctor often fell into the enabler role.
Topics: barriers to recovery, getting help, health care, models of addiction, physicians
We develop habits and routines that seem to have a life of their own– and you’re never more aware of that than when you go to change them.
Topics: disease model, models of addiction, research
Fear of the Disease Model
Many clinicians don’t view addiction as a disease, which they believe relieves them of the need to learn much about its pathophysiology.
Topics: disease model, models of addiction, treatment models
Models of Addiction: The Moderation Model
There’s always someone who is convinced that with the right support, the right technique, they could once again drink socially.
Topics: alcoholism, models of addiction