Monday, January 22, 2018

New Study Casts Doubt on Current "Despair" Models of Addiction

The recent Hari/Hart/Lewis hypothesis that addiction is not primarily metabolic or genetic, but rather the result of "despair" or "sociological conditions" or "flawed learning," takes a major hit in a new report appearing in The National Bureau of Economic Research. The study suggests that "changes in economic conditions account for less than one-tenth of the rise in drug and opioid-involved mortality rates." 

Jason Schwartz at Addiction & Recovery News does a deep dive into the flawed thinking behind the new (old?) sociological views of addiction here.


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Addicts are too selfish in their pleasure. They need to be stripped of cash, suffer then build themselves up with no selfishness. They can use a popular religion for help.

Chelsea said...

This is a big topic! It is important not to be phased by personal bias when looking at the science behind something of the sort.

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