The tipping point in addiction

Unscientific acceptance of the value of 12-step programs in the treatment of addictive behavior
Basis (US)
Friday, February 5, 2016

addictThe other giant error in addiction is the neurobiological "chronic brain disease" hypothesis, created and widely publicized by the National Institute on Drug Abuse. This idea, derived from studies with rats, has nothing to do with addiction in humans, as has been shown by an overwhelming body of evidence. Addictive episodes in humans are precipitated by psychological factors: loss of relationships, humiliations, grief, loss of self-esteem and so on.