Tania Gergel
King's College London
Charland's article suggests that we need to think more about whether decision-making capacity is impaired in severe addiction, working from the idea that drug dealers rely on this understanding of addiction to draw in their clients. Charland argues that it is possible to make a choice without being in control (to make decisions without having decision-making capacity). I argue in support of Charland's ideas by examining the reasons supporting a medical model of addiction and its importance. (For Charland's article and the full set of commentaries, please see the Research Gate link).
Keywords substance abuse  addiction  psychiatry  responsibility  decision-making  autonomy  philosophy of medicine
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