Calling Addiction a Disease Can Sometimes Hamper Recovery
New research finds that an empowering message, emphasizing a person's potential to manage addictions, is much more helpful.
Five Studies: New Approaches in Treating Addiction as a Disease
The disease model of addiction offers addicts several ways forward—including getting drunk to beat alcoholism.
After 75 Years of AA, It's Time to Admit We Have a Problem
Challenging the 12-step hegemony.
12 Steps to Danger: How Alcoholics Anonymous Can Be a Playground for Violence-Prone Members
Karla Brada Mendez thought that she was getting a second chance on life when she started going to AA meetings. But instead she met Eric Allen Earle, an AA old-timer with a violent past.
Should We Dump the DSM: An Interview With Gary Greenberg
Gary Greenberg's new book skewers the inner workings of the DSM just three weeks before the latest version is scheduled to be released.