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my reasons for resisting the "alcoholism as disease" framing are not limited to the lack of efficacy of the medical paradigm, although that would be a major reason.

The "learned behaviour disorder" framing emphasises the fact that like all behaviours, learned behaviours can be unlearned and thus behaviour modification techniques, personal motivation, social interactions, institutional supports and alternative exemplars, mentoring and leadership take centre stage. Behaviour is not reducible to biochemistry even though the latter can of course be a major component of it.

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by Frank Schnittger (mail Frankschnittger at hot male dotty communists) on Fri Dec 31st, 2010 at 09:34:36 PM EST
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