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Addiction is NOT a disease

THE GROWTH OF ADDICTION TREATMENT in the United States, predicated on the idea that alcoholism and addictions of all kinds are diseases, is a public-relations triumph, and not a triumph of reason or science. The idea that modern addiction...

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Self-manage your ‘addiction’ with the Life Process Program

The disease model of addiction does more harm than good because it does not give people enough credit for their resilience and capacity to change. It underestimates people’s ability to figure out what is good for them and to...

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How to Beat Addiction

This program points out many actual stories of recovered addicts, virtually all of whom did it on their own. These cases come from all walks of life, and from all of my many activities. That is, some are based...

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Why It Doesn’t Make Sense To Call Addiction A Disease

We frequently hear from people who say: “I drink too much sometimes, but I don’t think I’m an alcoholic. And I don’t want to stand up and talk about myself in front of a group. Is there any other...

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People All Around Us Quit Addictions

In spite of what the government and treatment programs tell us, we all know that many people escape addictions without treatment. How do we know? Because so many of us, our friends, and our loved ones have quit addictions,...

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A case for safe injection facilities in Chittenden County

Guest Column: A case for safe injection facilities in Chittenden County By Zach Rhoads By Observer November 30, 2017 During a press conference Wednesday, State’s Attorney Sarah George announced she will support legislation to legally permit state-run “supervised injection...

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Roy Moore, Sex, Republicans, and Religious Conservatism

Conservative Republicans and Christians aren’t against sex — just adult sex News item: Roy Moore, the Republican senatorial candidate from Alabama, stands accused of dating teenagers when he was a professional in his 30s (to which he has largely...

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What’s Wrong with Plagiarizing?

Watch out if you object to plagiarism! Fareed Zakaria, CNN commentator, Yale trustee, Harvard Ph.D., Washington Post columnist, and best-selling author has now weighed in on his plagiarism. I find three things notable about his explanation/excuse-making and the reactions...

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“Lady Bird” II: To Be, or Not To Be, Traumatized

A film that dares to remember what used to be regarded as normal development. Trigger warning: After arguing in the car in the opening scene of “Lady Bird,” Greta Gerwig’s new film, Lady Bird’s mother (played by Laura Metcalf)...

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American Cinema Has Produced Its First Woman Auteur

Greta Gerwig voices the displacement of the Continental divide Greta Gerwig’s “Lady Bird,” starring Saoirse Ronan and, as her mother, the brilliant Laurie Metcalf, is Gerwig’s first solely directed film. It is, strictly speaking, a coming-of-age story about a...

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