Alkoholpolitik und Volksgesundheit

Harvard Psychologist Denies Disease Theory of Addiction

Freitag 22. Mai 2009 von htm

Addiction is not a disease but rather a behavior that can be controlled, according to a Harvard psychologist who points to the fact that some addicts can voluntarily quit using to support his hypothesis. The Toronto Star reported May 16 that Gene M. Heyman, author of the new book, Addiction: A Disorder of Choice, writes that the public has been deceived by addiction experts. He agrees that individuals can be genetically predisposed to addiction, and that changes occur in the brains of addicts, but contends that the decision to use or quit remains voluntary. (Source: Join Together, 5/21/09)

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