Vice Says Rehab Doesn’t Work, Alcoholism Isn’t a Disease

alcoholism is a disease

I had to be away from the blog for a period of time, and while I was, I saw something I really wanted to respond to. The libertarian news site Vice ran an interview with the neuroscientist Marc Lewis, who went through rehab for alcoholism himself and applied his experiences to his science know-how (or vice versa). Lewis’s argument is twofold: that rehab is one big scam and that it’s also dangerous to treat alcoholism as a disease. So, I’d like to address each of these in … [Read more...]


Is There Really Such a Thing as Free Alcohol Rehab?

Is rehabilitation solely a privilege of the financially comfortable, or is there such a thing as free alcohol rehab? So, let me lay out some options available to those who wish to make a fresh start but who don't have a lot of money for private rehab centers or expensive treatments. If you have an honest desire to change your life, you can take advantage of several opportunities that will cost you mostly just willpower. … [Read more...]