Addiction and Moralization: the Role of the Underlying Model of Addiction

@article{Frank2017AddictionAM,
  title={Addiction and Moralization: the Role of the Underlying Model of Addiction},
  author={Lily Eva Frank and Saskia K. Nagel},
  journal={Neuroethics},
  year={2017},
  volume={10},
  pages={129 - 139}
}
Addiction appears to be a deeply moralized concept. To understand the entwinement of addiction and morality, we briefly discuss the disease model and its alternatives in order to address the following questions: Is the disease model the only path towards a ‘de-moralized’ discourse of addiction? While it is tempting to think that medical language surrounding addiction provides liberation from the moralized language, evidence suggests that this is not necessarily the case. On the other hand non… 
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