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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