Addiction and Choice

Addiction & Choice

Rethinking the relationship - Edited by Nick Heather and Gabriel Segal

The central problem in the study of addiction is to explain why people repeatedly behave in ways they know are bad for them. For much of the previous century and until the present day, the majority of scientific and medical attempts to solve this problem were couched in terms of involuntary behavior; if people behave in ways they do not want, then this must be because the behavior is beyond their control and outside the realm of choice.

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