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Category: Disease Model of Addiction


Disease Model of Addiction | Geoff Thompson

Strengths and Limitations of the Brain Disease Model of Addiction

Of all the theories of addiction that researchers have proposed, the biomedical model of addiction seems to get the most attention. This model says that addiction is a brain disease. Its defining feature is that

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Addiction and Society | Disease Model of Addiction | Exploring Addiction | In the News | Stigmatization

Attribution Theory, the Media, and Why Addicts Get No Sympathy

The news media serves an important role in society when they not only report, but also help explain current events. The suicide of actor Robin Williams is a case in point. Judging by the extensive

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Addiction Recovery (Life After Treatment) | Disease Model of Addiction

The Influence of North American Culture on AA’s Exclusivity

Most people are familiar with the actor, Matthew Perry, who is most well-known from the show “Friends”. If you follow celebrity life enough you may also be familiar with Matthew Perry’s struggles with alcohol and

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Addiction and Society | Addiction Research & Theories | Defining Addiction | Disease Model of Addiction | Exploring Addiction | Geoff Thompson | In the News | Our Policy | Our Program | Responsibility | Shame and Guilt | Stigmatization | Treatment Philosophy

Most Addicts Believe Rob Ford is Responsible for His Actions

Last week, Toronto mayor Rob Ford admitted to smoking crack following confirmation that police had obtained a video proving the allegation. A few days later, Mr. Ford hoped to minimize the consequences of using an

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Relapse, Addiction & The Stages of Change

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Relapse, Addiction & The Stages of Change

Relapse and Fear For families with loved ones in recovery from addiction, the R-word is a very scary word. Family members typically fear relapse because they make sense of it as a disaster or failure

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