The Resource Addiction Is a Choice, (ebook)

Addiction Is a Choice, (ebook)

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Addiction Is a Choice
Title
Addiction Is a Choice
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eng
Summary
Politicians and the media tell us that people who take drugs, including alcohol or nicotine, cannot help themselves. They are supposedly victims of the disease of 'addiction', and they need 'treatment'. The same goes for sex addicts, shopping addicts, food addicts, gambling addicts, or even addicts to abusive relationships. This theory, which grew out of the Temperance movement and was developed and disseminated by the religious cult known as Alcoholics Anonymous, has not been confirmed by any factual research. Numerous scientific studies show that 'addicts' are in control of their behavior. Contrary to the shrill, mindless propaganda of the 'war on drugs', very few of the people who use alcohol, marijuana, heroin, or cocaine will ever become 'addicted', and of those who do become heavy drug users, most will mature out of it in time, without treatment. Research indicates that 'treatment' is completely ineffective, an absolute waste of time and money. Instead of looking at drug addiction as a disease, Dr. Schaler proposes that we view it as willful commitment or dedication, akin to joining a religion or pursuing a romantic involvement. While heavy consumption of drugs is often foolish and self-destructive, it is a matter of personal choice
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Schaler, Jeffrey
Dewey number
362.29
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Literary form
non fiction
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dictionaries
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  • Substance abuse
  • Compulsive behavior
  • Choice (Psychology)
Target audience
adult
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Addiction Is a Choice, (ebook)
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1 online resource
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9780812697681
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(electronic bk.)
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MWT11808944
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remote
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11808944
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Mode of access: World Wide Web
Label
Addiction Is a Choice, (ebook)
Link
Publication
Color
multicolored
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Governing access note
Digital content provided by hoopla
Isbn
9780812697681
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Publisher number
MWT11808944
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
11808944
System control number
MWT11808944
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web

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