I cannot agree more. The writer did a great job of what has been on my mind. As I’ve written before about being on the OTHER side of addiction, this so-called ‘disease’ is a nasty byproduct of sin. Since reading through the scriptures it’s easily seen that God is not a respecter of persons and every person is accounted for and precious to Him.
Addiction is NOT a disease, much to the dismay of my family members who believe this. My opinion is that people want to shirk some of the responsibility of their addiction to something or someone else calling it not just a disease, but a hereditary disease. Nothing can be further from the truth. God did not make one person an alcoholic, another a meth addict, another obese & diabetic, and another pristine clean. However, understanding that there is truth to generational sin will free the addicted from thinking in terms that it’s someone else’s mess they have to clean up. Rather, let the addicted understand, accept, and believe in restoration. ~ My Life as a Christian
Simply put addiction is the fact or condition of being addicted to a particular substance, thing, or activity.
The Disease Model
The disease model of addiction was introduced some 40 years ago and is used in treatment programs and the like and taught to addicts and alcoholics. It was back then that addicts and the like were even more persecuted than they are or can be today and with the model it was thought the prejudice would lessen with this theory. So when they came out with addiction being a disease like Alzheimer’s, Diabetes, etc. it started to open the eyes of society to believe that these addicts were not to be crucified for their problem, but to be seen as sick.
People, especially treatment centers and addicts, were enthused because they weren’t being seen as bad by the public or media anymore.
The Problems with this Model
- Widespread acceptance…
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