Thursday, March 10, 2016

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 comment:

  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?"


Old-fashioned excuse: "The dog ate my homework."

Modern excuse: "Dual-factor authentication ate my ability to do my homework."