How is acceptance of the brain disease model of addiction related to Australians? Attitudes towards addicted individuals and treatments for addiction?

Carla Meurk, Adrian Nicholas Carter, Bradley J Partridge, Jayne Lucke, Wayne Dallas Hall

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We investigated whether beliefs about addiction being a `disease? or `brain disease?, and holding certain beliefs about addiction aetiology, are associated with public views about addicted persons and support for different types of treatment, coerced treatment and punishment for addiction.
Original languageEnglish
Article number373
Number of pages10
JournalBMC Psychiatry
Publication statusPublished - 24 Dec 2014
Externally publishedYes


  • public attitudes
  • brain disease model of addiction
  • neuroethics
  • alcohol
  • heroin
  • stigma

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