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Women face gender-specific challenges in fighting addiction and alcoholism

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Women face gender-specific challenges in fighting addiction and alcoholism MiamiHerald.com Gray just focused on the interpersonal perspective — how we communicate and how these gender differences can lead to conflict.


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

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

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Julian Buchanan's curator insight, May 23, 2013 2:51 AM

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? So rampant capitalism with the obscene levels of inequality that create degenerate and hopeless environments for the poorest, excluded and disenfrachised - has not resulted in high levels of problem drug use at all - it's just that these people have got brain disorders!

 

Very convenient ....

 

 

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