Capps, B., Carter, A. and Hall, W. (2012). Addiction. In Ruth F. Chadwick (Ed.), Encyclopedia of applied ethics 2nd ed. (pp. 22-30) London, United Kingdom: Elsevier.

Author Capps, B.
Carter, A.
Hall, W.
Title of chapter Addiction
Title of book Encyclopedia of applied ethics
Place of Publication London, United Kingdom
Publisher Elsevier
Publication Year 2012
Sub-type Chapter in textbook
Edition 2nd
ISBN 9780123736321
Editor Ruth F. Chadwick
Chapter number 4
Start page 22
End page 30
Total pages 9
Total chapters 376
Collection year 2013
Language eng
Abstract/Summary Addiction is a condition that results in significant harm to the individual and to society more generally. Societies’ response to addiction is influenced by how it is understood. The view that addiction is a choice that individuals make (the choice model) has led to punitive responses to drug use that punish and deter use. Neuroscience research on addiction is challenging politicolegal responses to addiction by suggesting that it is a brain disease that drives individuals to drug use (the medical model). It also promises to lead to more therapeutic responses to addiction and more effective technologies to prevent, counter, or treat it. These possible conceptual effects and therapeutic applications raise important ethical issues.
Keyword Addiction
Brain disease
Public policy
Q-Index Code BX
Q-Index Status Confirmed Code
Institutional Status UQ
Additional Notes First edition published in 1998

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