Addiction Treatment: Non 12 Step, Non AA, Medical Model. Presented by the American Health Journal.


 

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24 Responses to Addiction Treatment: Non 12 Step, Non AA, Medical Model. Presented by the American Health Journal.

  • prschuster says:

    Amanda Landrum says: “…get God and get better.”

    A lot of? good that does for a non-believer.

  • Amanda Landrum says:

    Our problum is a lack of a? higer power. we dont need no other crap. get god and get better

  • Amanda Landrum says:

    No they do? work! It works if you work it

  • Amanda Landrum says:

    HECK? YEAH!

  • Amanda Landrum says:

    I don’t belive? this crap. God and the 12 steps is the only way.

  • Darthbrandon81 says:

    These doctors have no idea about the real cure for addiction and all disease. Vitamin C IV therapy is the only way to get rid of all drugs quickly, and live a sober life. I just started my treatment after years of methadone use. Your body needs vitamin C every 6 hours, and other vitamins and minerals. Lypospheric vitamin C is the best? way to absorb C. Addiction is caused by deffetiancy of nutrients. Research vitamin therapy please, it’s the cure we are all looking for!

  • AddictionTreatmentDr says:

    The ease of availability can be a big trigger for someone who has a behavioral addiction. That’s what makes something like computer or internet addiction so difficult, because for the? most part in our modern society, most people live with or occasionally use a computer or the internet.
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    Addiction Recovery Trigger of Availability

  • HT1Hayes says:

    For those would like? another solution option or if the 12 step program it’s working for your I would? highly recommend the Brain Treatment Center. Their technology and results speak for themselves.

    Hank Hayes Author of “You’ve Been Lied To…The Untold Truth about Mainstream Alcohol and Addiction Treatment Programs and the Secrets on How to Eliminate the Problem for Good.”

  • zxcs111 says:

    Disease mongering is the practice of widening the diagnostic boundaries of illnesses, and promoting public awareness of such, in order to expand the markets for those who sell and deliver treatments, which may include pharmaceutical companies, physicians, and other professional? or consumer organizations.
    dual diagnosis disease…

  • HolyVegeta says:

    The only thing that I did to treat myself of pornography addiction, which I was addicted for over 7 years, was to? withdraw from it completely. I have now been ‘sober’ for 15 weeks now, and I hope to continue that. Good luck to you all that are withdrawing from pornography.

  • Episcopos1 says:

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  • Hammersley1967 says:

    @prschuster

    “I’m glad I’m? not the only one speaking against this trend.”

    Unfortunately, within the lay community, we are amongst the very few…

    Within academic circles,as you can see in this video, we would be amongst more numerous company -? but still in the minority…

    Nonetheless, I have faith in human rationality and expect that the “understanding” of addictive behaviour at this point in time will be looked back upon by our future successors as a quaint little period of folk science…

  • Hammersley1967 says:

    @prschuster

    “I think that’s why the usual attempt by addicts to rationalize their use, because they don’t like to give up their major source of pleasure and comfort, has been relabeled as “denial” to make? it look as though they can’t even recognize what’s going on.”

    EXACTLY!!!

    This is the central pitfall of the 12 step and biomedical models…

    It sets the problem in concrete and creates rationalisations for continued use…

  • prschuster says:

    Hammersley 1967, I’ve noticed that you post regularily on these videos about addiction to criticize 12 step programs and the medical model of addiction. This trend of medicalizing every social problem under the sun really irritates me? and the disease model is about the worst example of this. I’m glad I’m not the only one speaking against this trend.

  • prschuster says:

    OK, so we basically agree that there is an attempt to make unwarranted connections between addictive behavior, emotional problems associated with addiction & brain functioning (so called “biopsychosocial disease” of addiction). I think that’s why the usual attempt by addicts to rationalize their use, because they don’t? like to give up their major source of pleasure and comfort, has been relabeled as “denial” to make it look as though they can’t even recognize what’s going on.

  • Hammersley1967 says:

    @prschuster

    “It starts with talk of neural wiring and brain chemistry, and then? it takes an illogical leap into the realm of psychology”

    I agree, except that I think that it works in reverse to this.

    It starts with the behaviour, then moves to the psycho-emotional (sound reasoning), and THEN makes the illogical (and unfounded) leap to the neuro-pathological.

    I agree that it is the medicalising (pathologising) of the emotional/behavioural dimension of the human condition that is problematic.

  • prschuster says:

    My point about the disease model is precisely what you’re talking about. It starts with talk of neural wiring and brain chemistry, and then it takes an illogical leap into the realm of psychology as it tries to connect the psychodynamics with the physical changes in the brain. It treats the emotional and compulsive aspects of addiction? as if they were hardwired into the brain. That’s why ASAM tries to compare addiction with schizophrenia or parkinson’s. We really agree here.

  • Hammersley1967 says:

    @prschuster

    [3]

    It is not the PSYCHO-logising of the problem that leads to chronic, pathological conceptions of the problem.

    It is the PHYSIO-pathologising of the problem that leads to these erroneous and self defeating conceptions of, and approaches to, the problem.

    See, I disagree that the “disease” model advocates “thought disorder” – it is about the pathophysical.

    Pathophysiology is a materialist, “hardwired” phenomenon…

    Psychopathology is a plastic, fluid and changing dimension…?

  • Hammersley1967 says:

    @prschuster

    [2]

    Moreover, as a “thought disorder” (as opposed to “disease”) it firmly roots the problem within the realms of cognition and behaviour – which are eminently plastic and malleable dimensions…

    A “thought disorder” is merely that – a disorder of? though process…

    Something that has been successfully “treated” (changed) with cognitive and behavioural techniques (CBT, aversion therapy, social learning theory, etc, etc) with permanent results…

  • Hammersley1967 says:

    @prschuster

    [1]

    “Defining addiction as a “thought disorder” sets up a paradigm of intervention and treament that allows for insurance? coverage, while it gives chem dep professionals a perfect excuse for the poor? prognosis of this made up disease.”

    But only if it is DIAGNOSED as disease…

    Defining or approaching it as a “thought disorder” should in no way imply a physiopathology which is the necessary criterion for biomedical treatment and any insurance coverage thereof…

  • prschuster says:

    Defining addiction as a “thought? disorder” sets up a paradigm of intervention and treament that allows for insurance coverage, while it gives chem dep professionals a perfect excuse for the poor prognosis of this made up disease. It acts as a rationale for coercive measures in drug courts. It can then be treated as a chronic relapsing disease and it gives credence to all this talk about “denial” – a clever way to make rehab clients doubt their own thoughts (stinking thinking).

  • Hammersley1967 says:

    @prschuster

    “The disease model is really about defining addiction as a thought disorder.”

    I LIKE THAT!!!

    That’s a REALLY GOOD way of putting it!

    THOUGHT DISORDER

    But why should we go all the way to the disease conception?

    And you are right.

    When we go all the way to disease conception it tends to define (addictionize) the individual totally rather than? addiction just being a PARTIAL thought anomaly.

  • prschuster says:

    Of course, the disease model isn’t just about chemicals and neural connections. Everything we do, think or feel is mediated by neural connections. The disease model is really about defining addiction as a thought disorder. It’s the belief that the addiction has so thoroughly taken over your mind that? you are incapable of making rational decisions so you must be forever “in recovery”. What scares me is that most people don’t realize the Orwellian implications of this.

  • prschuster says:

    Of course, the disease model isn’t just about chemicals and neural connections. Everything we do, think or feel is mediated by neural connections. The disease model is really about defining addiction as a thought disorder. It’s? the belief that the addiction has so thoroughly taken over your mind that you are incapable of making rational decisions so you must be forever “in recovery”. What scares me is that most people don’t realize the Orwellian implications of this.

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