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 […]