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Golden Bullet: Addiction Now Defined As Brain Disorder, Not Behavior Problem

See on Scoop.itDrugs, Society, Human Rights & Justice

Will the new definition mean we stop blaming addicts for their behaviors?

Julian Buchanan‘s insight:

Genetic determinism emerges once again … Charles Darwin, Charles Murray, Sir Keith Joseph, Dr James Watson  .. and maybe they can now all support Barbara Harris who has a charity to pay drug using mothers to be sterilised – to stop the reproduction of this brain disorder?

So the poverty, inequality, abuse, unemployment, low self esteem, low achievement which feature disproportionately amongst people with patterns of problematic drug use is just a symptom?

 

The simple disease model of addiction really is making a worrying comeback.

Maybe people who commit crimes also have a brain disorder …. and people who display anti-social patterns of behaviour?

 

 

See on www.livescience.com

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