Diseasing of America: Addiction Treatment out of Control

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Publishers Weekly - Publisher's Weekly
Alcoholism and drug-taking may be addictions, but they are not diseases, maintains clinical psychologist Peele. In a plainspoken and courageous critique that goes against current medical fashion, the coauthor of Love and Addiction attacks the ``addiction-as-disease'' model promoted by Alcoholics Anonymous, drug treatment centers and others. He asserts that such programs blunt a substance abuser's sense of personal responsibility and, in so doing, may actually worsen her or his chances for recovery. He further argues that behavioral, family, aversive and ``community reinforcement'' therapies--or no therapy at all--work as well as AA. Peele is appalled by the extension of the disease model of addiction to such activities as overeating, smoking, compulsive sex and gambling. His hard-hitting attack on he ``addiction treatment industry'' supplies an effective antidote to what he sees as a breakdown of personal will, social support and a sense of community. (Oct.)
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In the tradition of Thomas Szasz, who challenged the medical model of mental illness, Peele challenges the prevailing model of addiction as a medical disease. The disease model, he argues, conceals the social and personal character of addiction. In so doing, it excuses addiction and prevents more appropriate responses--those beginning and ending with personal responsibility and constructive community. Note: in spite of the formal terms of argument, this is really the conservative-libertarian side of an ongoing political debate regarding individualism and society. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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  • ISBN-13: 9780669200157
  • Publisher: Free Press
  • Publication date: 9/28/1989
  • Pages: 336

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