June 1, 2009

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INTERVIEW

Harvard psychologist Gene Heyman on why drug or alcohol addiction is not a disease, but a matter of personal choice

The idea that addiction is a disease is an article of faith in the study of drug and alcohol dependence, providing the foundation for much of the treatment and public policy related to addiction since the early 1900s. In a forthcoming book, psychologist Gene Heyman dismantles this time-honoured assumption, arguing that addiction is first and foremost governed by personal choice, and does not therefore fit clinical conceptions of behavioural illness.
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MAIL BAG

‘Nobody is worth $51 million a year, not even Mike Lazaridis. I don’t care what they do.’

DO YOU REALLY think that we’re on the road to recovery (“The first step to recovery,” Business, May 18)? How about when GM is pushed into bankruptcy in order to break the unions? Or what if an isolated Israel strikes out at Iran and oil prices in North America go through the proverbial roof?
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WORLD

BORDERLINE BREAKDOWN

Border security is still a very sore point in Canada-U.S. relations
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PROFILE

BREAKING INTO THE CLUB

RIM boss Jim Balsillie is hell-bent on bringing another NHL team to Canada—even if it costs him his reputation
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THE BACK PAGES

FLOWER POWER IN CANNES

The mother of all rock festivals and the mother of all film festivals meet up for the debut of Ang Lee’s new film about Woodstock
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NATIONAL

TAKING AIN AT IGNATIEFF

The first shot in the coming Tory war to define their opponent
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BUSINESS

VULTURES IN THE DESERT

Canadians are snapping up foreclosed homes in the U.S. Southwest. Is it the opportunity of a lifetime, or a disaster in the making?
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WORLD

WHEN K CAME TO AMERICA

Nikita Khrushchev’s 1959 visit was a Cold War comic interlude
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BUSINESS

ECONOWATCH

A WEEKLY SCORECARD ON THE STATE OF THE ECONOMY IN NORTH AMERICA AND BEYONDA
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THIS WEEK

NEWSMAKERS

Poland’s book publishing scene has a surprising new star: a Polish Catholic priest who has written a hit book dubbed the “Catholic Kama Sutra.” Father Ksawery Knotz’s book, Sex As You Don’t Know It: For Married Couples Who Love God, has sold all 5,000 copies printed within its first weeks.
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