Chapter 23 One cheer for the brain disease interpretation of addiction
Abstract The brain disease interpretation of addiction has won the allegiance of national and international health organizations, the media, and clinicians, yet it remains controversial among addiction researchers. This chapter tests three brain-disease claims: (1) drug use is involuntary in those who meet the criteria for dependence, (2) drug and alcohol dependence are chronic disorders, […]
Chapter 08, Introduction to Section II
Abstract Section II of the book is devoted to criticisms that have been made of the BDMA. The 15 chapters in this section, some reprinted from previous literature but most original works, offer a collection of arguments that challenge the BDMA on four basic grounds: (i) the BDMA has not produced the benefits for the […]
Webinar: Retiring the Brain Disease Model of Addiction. And Then What?
ATN Webinar: Retiring the Brain Disease Model of Addiction. And Then What? Featuring: Bruce K. Alexander When? 19/04/2022; 1600-1730 Edinburgh; 0800 Vancouver; 1100 New York; 1700 Paris Update: Full webinar video now available at ATN Webinar featuring Bruce Alexander Retiring the Brain Disease Model of Addiction BDMA And Then The free event will be held via […]