Chandler Has Some Choice Words For Those Who Say Addiction Doesn’t Exist


By Richard K. Noots

A person you shouldn’t tell that addiction is a matter of willpower is someone who blew millions of dollars on … well, Blow. Peter Hitchens views aren’t necessarily misguided (everything is technically a matter of willpower), but he lacks a full knowledge on what exactly the biology of the human body makes us do. We actually aren’t in as much control of our reality as we think, and if you’ve ever been lost in a sea of drugs or alcohol, I think you can definitely understand.

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4 Comments

  1. Henry says:

    Blaming addiction on willpower alone is very shortsighted. Everyone has unique biochemistry and for some, that means a higher likelihood of dependency. You can’t judge everyone else by your own experiences.

  2. stevej65 says:

    Since he is a Hitchens it is his job to be a know-it-all jerk like his late brother. He uses the tactics of bullying because he learned it in “debate” school. A comical viewpoint from the obnoxious Brit.

  3. Lizy23 says:

    I just don’t get the British guy’s point of view? It is like he is ranting about technical mumbo jumbo and unwilling to address the real issue that this is a serious addiction that needs to be addressed medically.

  4. Leith38 says:

    I also don’t understand Mr. Hitchen’s point of view on this issue. Drug and alcohol addiction is a very serious issue and I don’t see how willpower has anything to do with it. I think that people can have the willpower to not start taking drugs or drinking, but once they do it causes a chemical reaction in the brain which then turns into addiction. The willpower to not do it is no longer there for that person.

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