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.

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Judicial attitudes towards alcohol related crime

I spoke in Paris last September about the judicial and legal attitudes towards alcoholism and the responsibilities of the various parties in dealing with alcoholism as it present itself in criminal law, family law and medical negligence cases.  Here is the link to the Paris talk  

Judicial attitudes to alcoholism and HDB

Here is a link to my presentation at the Colloque in Paris: Judicial attitudes towards alcoholism If a treatment for alcoholism comes along which shows that it is a neurological condition which can be treated easily, then what should the judicial response be to this?  Indifference? Alcoholism a a huge problem in the legal world because … Continue reading Judicial attitudes to alcoholism and HDB