The Resource Addiction is a choice, Jeffrey A. Schaler

Addiction is a choice, Jeffrey A. Schaler

Label
Addiction is a choice
Title
Addiction is a choice
Statement of responsibility
Jeffrey A. Schaler
Creator
Subject
Language
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. Book jacket."--Jacket
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Schaler, Jeffrey A
Index
index present
LC call number
HV4998
LC item number
.S33 2000
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
NLM call number
WM 270 S297 2000
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Substance abuse
  • Compulsive behavior
  • Choice (Psychology)
  • Choice Behavior
  • Compulsive Behavior
  • Substance-Related Disorders
  • Choice (Psychology)
  • Compulsive behavior
  • Substance abuse
  • Verslaving
  • Keuzegedrag
  • Sucht
  • Drogenmissbrauch
Label
Addiction is a choice, Jeffrey A. Schaler
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [147]-170) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Two ways of looking at addiction -- Is addiction really a disease? -- Do drug addicts lose it? -- How beliefs affect reality -- Where the disease model came from -- Smoking right and responsibility -- Who are the addiction treatment providers? -- Busting the disease-model cult -- The Project MATCH cover-up -- Moderation management and murder -- Thinking differently about addiction -- Addiction treatment and the First Amendment -- What to do about drugs
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
xviii, 179 pages
Isbn
9780812694048
Lccn
99050090
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)42597719
  • (OCoLC)ocm42597719
Label
Addiction is a choice, Jeffrey A. Schaler
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [147]-170) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Two ways of looking at addiction -- Is addiction really a disease? -- Do drug addicts lose it? -- How beliefs affect reality -- Where the disease model came from -- Smoking right and responsibility -- Who are the addiction treatment providers? -- Busting the disease-model cult -- The Project MATCH cover-up -- Moderation management and murder -- Thinking differently about addiction -- Addiction treatment and the First Amendment -- What to do about drugs
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
xviii, 179 pages
Isbn
9780812694048
Lccn
99050090
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)42597719
  • (OCoLC)ocm42597719

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