United States law: Alcoholism as a defence in criminal cases

The subject of alcoholism as a defence to criminal charges is explained in the article:  Alcoholism as a Defense to Crime.  The general point made in the article is that the law has adopted an approach similar to the English approach of accepting alcohol intoxication as a defense to crimes of specific intent but not … Continue reading United States law: Alcoholism as a defence in criminal cases

Self-diagnosis and self-prescribing: Time for a rethink.

Alcoholism diagnosis and treatment is gripped by an all-pervading attitude, engendered by AA and 12-Step followers that one is an alcoholic by confession, not medical diagnosis.  AA advocates that before anyone can be helped with alcoholism, they must first admit that they are an alcoholic and then follow a therapy regime which revolves around counselling, … Continue reading Self-diagnosis and self-prescribing: Time for a rethink.