Watch: Is Addiction Really a Disease? Why is it Booming?
In this video, Richard Joy of Recovering Man looks into why addiction is increasing and challenges the pervading narrative on addiction – the disease model.
Richard makes a case for varying ‘types’ of addiction, and one of the most prevalent being a lack of guidance, meaning and goals for the modern individual.
By looking into our cultural norms exhibited in pop music and through intelligentsia, he argues we’ve destroyed a sense of transcendental purpose which focuses men’s lives.