All of these books cite Bruce Alexander’s “rat park” experiments as important evidence that addiction is not a brain disease.
If you’ve ever been curious about Bruce Alexander, here’s your chance to watch a talk he gave earlier this year.
Is the disease model really in doubt?
I believe that there is no serious scientific disagreement about the matter.
Here are a couple of talks that explain the disease model.
First, NIDA Director Norak Volkow:
Second, Kevin McCauley in our own education series: