David Sheff’s Addiction Manifesto | The Fix

David Sheff’s Addiction Manifesto | The Fix.

A must-read for anyone concerned with addiction treatment.

  1. I agree, he makes some great comments about the need for addiction to have a more public face. I think there is a big difference between anonymity and secrecy. Too many people are choosing to be secret about their battles with addiction.

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    • Yes. I believe anonymity is a personal choice; no one should be guilted/shamed into choosing to ‘come out’ or remain anonymous. But as more and more of us do go public with our problem, the social stigma will slowly disappear. Thanks for the comment!

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      • G-d damn, please take an ounce of responsiblity! It’s tough, I know, but the mirror is the best judge. Stop pushing the blame … love u guys and what I’ve read

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      • Hello, and welcome. You have me at a disadvantage here. I haven’t a clue as to what you are referring. Could you explain, please? Thanks!

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  2. It is tough for most people to accept that addiction is a disease, as David Sheff points out in the article. Whether or not an addict has “no choice” when it comes his addiction is debatable. I think that addiction is a disease but free will and choice are always present. An addict must make the choice to choose treatment and stay clean.No one can make that choice for him. Even with the disease of addiction, the addict must become responsible and stop blaming others if he or she wants to recover. Thanks for sharing this interesting article that brings up alot of important issues in addiction treatment.

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  3. I do agree with David Sheff and Veronica above. Anonymity should be a choice and not something that people fighting addiction are forced to adopt. Thanks for sharing this, Ron.

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  4. I am saddened that the author suggests that hospital-type treatments are preferred. The fact is that outpatient treatment may be more appropriate and more effective in some cases. I think he was unclear about appropriate levels of care, much like the new DSM V is.

    Whoa!-briety

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  5. Just found this blog! Very happy I shall be returning. I agree what was mentioned above regarding secrecy. Slowly things are changing and more people are coming out and admitting to addiction. Still so much stigma attached though.
    Cheers

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