The Neurobiology of Addiction: Implications for Voluntary Control of Behavior

@article{Hyman2007TheNO,
  title={The Neurobiology of Addiction: Implications for Voluntary Control of Behavior},
  author={S. Hyman},
  journal={The American Journal of Bioethics},
  year={2007},
  volume={7},
  pages={11 - 8}
}
  • S. Hyman
  • Published 2007
  • Psychology, Medicine
  • The American Journal of Bioethics
There continues to be a debate on whether addiction is best understood as a brain disease or a moral condition. This debate, which may influence both the stigma attached to addiction and access to treatment, is often motivated by the question of whether and to what extent we can justly hold addicted individuals responsible for their actions. In fact, there is substantial evidence for a disease model, but the disease model per se does not resolve the question of voluntary control. Recent… Expand
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