But in the biology of desire cognitive neuroscientist and former addict marc lewis makes a convincing case that addiction is not a disease and shows why the disease model has become an obstacle to healing. One of those neuroscientists is marc lewis a psychologist and former addict himself also the author of a new book the biology of desire why addiction is not a disease. The biology of desire why addiction is not a disease is a book by marc lewis phd which i recommend that you read it is a very important book because it really illustrates that many of the models that are used to describe addiction are out of date or simplistic. The biology of desire is vital and enlightening reading for anyone who has wrestled with addiction themselves in their families or as a medical or treatment professional it illuminates a path to more effective treatment for addicts and limns the essential requirements for individual recovery. Addiction may not be a disease or a free choice you list a number of compulsions such as overeating where there are some remarkable similarities to chemical addiction but you say no one would ever consider those things diseases
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