I tend to quickly grow weary of viral topics on the Internet and subjects the media have no qualms about driving into the dirt over and over again, and as a result, I am loath to mention Charlie Sheen in any manner in any personal discourse for the rest of my life.
But his brand of crazy has sparked a lot of chatter recently about addiction, and I thought perhaps it would make for a decent discussion.
There are those who view addiction as a disease, and there are those who say it is not. The various treatment programs for addiction can run the gamut from something resembling an actual medical process to something resembling a cult.
But what do you think?
Is addiction a disease? Do you, or someone you know, suffer from addiction? What of the treatment programs? Do they work? Do they only work for some? If you have Adonis DNA or tiger blood and fists of fire, do you need a treatment program at all?
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