Addiction: A Disorder Of Choice
Motivations to Read
Knowing someone who has an addiction isn't common. If it hits close to home, it can be a tremendous burden and source of pain for a family. We feel powerless, as someone care about seems to be fighting a losing battle. Is it a disease or is it by choice? Gene Heyman believes that addiction is voluntary, and he attempts to make a compelling case with years of research and case studies. Personally, I feel I have addictive tendencies, but I've seemed to will my way into avoiding any drugs or dangerous substance. A part of me believes my ego is too defensive to risk my ambitions, so I choose to abstain from them. But does everyone have the power to make that choice or are they in less control than we think?
3 Reasons to Read
- A look at addiction as influenced by preferences and goals, and therefore for some is a choice
- Psychiatric epidemiology, addicts' autobiographies, treatment studies, and advances in behavioral economics references into addiction
- Alternative opinions and debate between disease vs choice addiction theories
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