Tuesday, 29 April 2008

The Disease Model of Addiction

In the next Background Briefings, we look at theories of addiction, beginning with the disease model. This model is central to the philosophy of Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) and the 12-step Minnesota Model.

“At the heart of this model or theory is that addiction is characterised by a person’s inability to reliably control his use of alcohol or drugs, and an uncontrollable craving or compulsion to drink alcohol or take drugs.”

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