It seems these days that everything can be labeled as a “disease”. Any type of “compulsive behaviors related to food, drink, sex, relationships, or activities such as gambling, smoking, working, or shopping as a disease.” – The Flight From Intamacy
This subject is quite interesting and I encourage you to do some research on your own, to see it with your own two eyes, and to process the info out there which is amazingly tainted by opinion much more than by facts, evidence, and proof. The evidence is not there to convince you without a doubt that the disease model helps… and it seems that those who are force feeding this idea down our throats… they are the ones benefiting… monetarily of course.
Interestingly, almost any behavior indulged in to an excessive level, and/or at a compulsive level… and in which can have harmful affects to oneself or to others… it is referred to as an addiction… which in turn, is automatically defined as a disease. Who gains the most from this concept?? Treatment clinics and insurance companies.
The disease model is dangerous. It limits us, removes power from us, and it holds us prisoner. We hand our diseased self over to the medical community, and allow them to take control of our recovery. We essentially become our disease. Identify with it.
While there is some good that comes from the disease model concept, there happens to be A LOT wrong with it. I encourage you to do your own research… dive in to the wealth of information out there to take the good you find, and put it to work for you, for your personal growth. As for the bad that you will come across?? Let it disappear into the world of the internet when you close out your browser. No need to dwell on it. Just click the little red x at the top of the page…