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.By CHARLIE GILLIS12 min
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?
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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