23 Feb 2014

Debbie Bayer - The Disease of Addiction

From Sunday Morning, 8:40 am on 23 February 2014

Earlier this month Debbie Bayer wrote a blog about addiction and the death of actor Philip Seymour Hoffman. It was called 'Phillip Seymour Hoffman did not have choice or free will and neither do you'. Debbie Bayer, who has worked as a psychotherapist in facilities treating addiction and is a spiritual counselor and a clinical hypnotherapist, was used to getting around 100 hits on her blog but this article has attracted 700,000 views. She talks to Richard about the addict's brain and why it's important to understand that addicts are sick, not bad.