Written for both lay and professional listeners, this book offers new approaches to understanding addiction and the public policies necessary to successfully battle its detrimental effects on society. The author explains why current policies are ineffective and how they fail to cure the "problem". He argues that they actually encourage addiction by allowing people to feel blameless for the consequences of their choices.
"Addiction Is a Choice is a powerful antidote against the twin poisons of anti-drug propaganda and drug prohibition. (Thomas Szasz, M.D., SUNY Health Science Center)
"Schaler's... suggestions for changes in public policy and for individual change demand consideration." (Kirkus Reviews)
A unique, masterly work. The reader can learn how the controversial area of addiction can be looked at and understood in a new light. (Morris Chafetz, M.D., National Institute of Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism)
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