6/11/14 Meria Interviews Jeffrey Schaler, Ph.D on his latest excellent book : Addiction Is A Choice. Whatever you think you know about addiction, this show will blow away. Are you giving your power away? helpless? Disease Model Theory is a money making brainwash;any such thing as an “addictive personality” or is it an excuse? Socially unacceptable behavior gets classified as a disease; should the State be involved? Who owns your body? recovering alcoholic but never recovered? AA is a cult; is religion an addiction? the Genetic model, more hogwash; what’s going on in your life? Take control and responsibility for it; don’t numb yourself to your situation, fix it; moderation and self rule; Is there such a thing as addiction? homosexuality was classified a disease; the joke of gay conversion therapy; late 1700’s socially deviant behavior was classified disease; how to tell a cult (disagreement forbidden); drugging our kids; double messages to our kids; is childhood a disease? the mythical diseases of ADD, ADHD, etc; diagnosis is used as a weapon of control; guns are the new scapegoat; is sex addiction real? smoking; no such thing as involuntary behavior except for seizures; addiction=devotion; what’s the real solution? powerless? Celebs go to rehab, you go to jail; prescription solutions? This is a FABULOUS show.
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Many thanks for a wonderful show. You are one of the best hosts I’ve had the pleasure and honor of working with.
I hope we meet again. We covered a lot of ground. I would be very surprised if you did not receive a ton of mail!
Loved this show! It seems that so many people would rather “pop a pill” than look at what’s causing their “problems”. I guess they just think it’s easier than taking responsibility and dealing with their lives. Don’t even get me started on what is happening to children and the medications they’re being prescribed. Some parents say that their children NEED medication to help them focus in school…give me and active “distracted” child ANY DAY over a robot. Thank you Meria and Jeffrey Schaler for this wonderful show!
this one will go down in history for sure! Jeffrey will be back, count on it. His views on psychiatry in general tickle me pink!
He verified what I already believe intuitively, but it’s always good to have a degreed authority to cite in case someone doesn’t want to take my word for it!