Monday, September 12, 2011

Of Interest.

As my new job consists of working with adults suffering from mental illness and many with co-occurring disorders (mental illness paired with chemical addiction), I've been trying to better educate myself about mental health, social welfare, and the like. I stumbled across this article from NPR, and found it very interesting. Still trying to decipher it all, but I definitely agree with his point that addiction cannot be simply boiled down to just a brain/mental illness but is instead a complex network of social, physical, mental, systemic, environmental, etc., issues that affect different individuals in unique ways and in unique circumstances.

Anyway, read on: "Addiction Is Not A Disease Of The Brain" by Alva Noe

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