Alcoholics Anonymous Is Being Quesitoned But the Disease Model Still Reigns

Using the language of “disease” or “sickness” as a metaphor for moral turpitude and/or depravity is an ancient practice. It makes sense. But that doesn’t mean that vices are really diseases. I am not guilty for being sick but I am guilty when I commit immoral acts. One of the main proponents of the “disease model” for alcoholism (or the vice of heavy drinking—just to give it a more neutral name) has been Alcoholics Anonymous. Interestingly, after dominating the field of recovering Read more […]

End The War On Drugs Or Start One On Oreos

Are you going to let “science” make you fear Oreos as something as addictive as cocaine? That is the challenge presented by this CBS story passed on by The Daily Caller without much comment. Connecticut College psychology professor Joseph Schroeder and four students studied in rats whether high fat, high sugar foods can be as addictive as drugs of abuse. The research looked at the rats’ behaviors and the effects the cookies had on their brains. “We found that the behavior they exhibited Read more […]

Lawmaker Says Enrolling In Obamacare Is Like Addiction To Crack Cocaine

Socialism 101 teaches that a socialist government must get as many citizens dependent upon the government as possible.  Do away with all private charity, especially church based ones.  Undermine parental authority and brainwash kids in school to think of the government as their lord and benefactor.  Eliminate the free market system and replace it with a system controlled by the government.  Strip the citizens of their firearms and convince them that the government will protect them.  Strip their Read more […]