Addiction is a disease

I heard an ad the other day saying, "Stop the shaming: addiction is a disease!"

The people promoting this have apparently not noticed that the more the moral opprobrium associated with addiction disappears, the more addiction we have.


  1. Have you seen this article? Great breakdown of the "is it a disease" question that makes a similar point -- it might might sense to shame alcoholics, but not e.g. cancer or epilepsy sufferers: "What would your mother think if she saw you just jerkin' around like it's your own private dance floor?"


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