Thesis While becoming a drug addict is a lifestyle choice and influenced by personal discipline, taking Drugs alters the brain. People lose their will power and control over their actions. Addiction can become a brain disease rendering the person helpless. Because repeated drug use causes neurological effects, addicts cannot be counted on to help with their recovery, and the national institute on drug abuse agrees addiction is a brain disease. Addiction is not a brain disease There are two clear sides in the argument over addiction being a brain disease or not.
David writes how he felt as though he was to blame in some way although he was a great father, even after divorcing Nic’s mother. A doctor explains to David that addiction is a disease and the symptom of that disease is using the drug and being out of control, powerless against the drug; the doctor also explains that insurance companies cover disease, addiction being one of those diseases because if it wasn’t your insurance company surely would not cover rehabilitation. But if we are to scrap the disease concept and replace it with something valid, our new explanation must retain all the beneficial aspects of the disease concept. It must not allow moralizing or any other negative attributions to people suffering with addictions. In fact, we'd hope an alternative explanation would have more value than the disease label, by giving people with addictions something the disease concept lacks: an understanding that is useful for treating the problem.
It doesn’t matter what drug is being abused, the path back to sobriety can be walked at a Narconon rehab facility. There are specific aspects of addiction that are the causes of a person being trapped in that situation. When these aspects are addressed and handled, a person is freed from the need to keep abusing drugs or alcohol. It has proven unnecessary to consider that one is “always going to be an addict.” It is also unnecessary to “take one day at a time.” Sobriety can be lasting without a continuous, daily
Burzynski as a doctor solely trying to help patients that would likely die without his treatment. The movie uses convincing rhetorical strategies throughout to make its case that antineoplastons are only being denied because the FDA is victimizing a doctor. Most effective were the countless stories presented by the patients’ families begging that a father or son’s life be saved all the while dramatic music played in the background. Unfortunately, this movie provided these patients with a “false hope” because the claims were not statistically proven. Although the movie credited antineoplastons as the “most important discovery in cancer treatment – ever” (Burzynski), clinical evidence as well as dangerous results do not support this biased claim.
None had regular dietary access to Vitamin C; a nutrient needed to prevent scurvy. As Letterman records in his memoirs “this disease ... and the causes which give rise to it undermine the strength, depress the spirits… of those who do not report themselves sick, and who yet are not well.” Medical records describe other common deficiencies through symptoms yet ultimately list the diagnosis of some variant of scurvy. This was a reflection of the medical understanding at the time; “some complaints were listed according to symptoms, others according to the seat of the disease, and still others according to their real or fancied cause.” For example, a deficiency in vitamin A manifested in night blindness, and niacin deficiency was evidenced through skin sensitivity and diarrhea. Due to this lack of understanding about malnutrition and its various symptoms, physicians diagnosed night blindness, or skin irritation, or diarrhea, rather than
Beta-blockers have been used as an adjunct for treatment of AWS due to blocking of autonomic symptoms with success but should never be used as monotherapy since they have no antiepileptic properties and may not prevent delirium. Propranol has been shown to worsen delirium in some
The disease model of addiction takes power away from an individual who is struggling with a substance use disorder. Instead of the individual taking responsibility for their own actions and their own recovery they can place blame or responsibility on the disease. I have heard many people say that they “can’t help that they have a problem” and “once an addict always an addict” and honestly those words are sickening to me. I believe that people are responsible for their own actions and reactions. Therefore, to a certain extent, individuals have control over themselves.
(Presently, doctors that use to believe that evil possession occurs as a problem brought on by a person’s mental or physical incapability’s, happens to be losing its validity. For anthropologists, psychologically oriented scholars of religion, and psychological studies, attest that demonic possession consists of nothing to do with a person’s mental or physical state before the possession; (As epilepsy is now thought to have nothing to do with evil possession.) Their research concludes the majority of people to be in perfect physical and psychological health before an evil possession takes place. Nevertheless, among the numerous beliefs that haunt societies, Pan’s ability still affects people through panic, and demonic possession, appearing in cultures globally and taught by a number of medical doctors.
Should some sex offenders be excluded from treatment? The question is particularly daunting since some studies seem to suggest that although treatment can reduce the probability of an offender committing a crime after being treated, it is impossible for adult offenders to be properly cured. An article in the Medical News Today explains that paedophilia and other sex crimes cannot be cured, and although the likelihood of an offender repeating his crimes drops forty percent after treatment, the end result of the treatment is that people are released into society who are just as likely to cause harm. Similarly, the Business Insider explains that since being a sex offender is not a medical issue it cannot be cured, and different measures can be