The Freedom to Become an Addict

Source: The Neuroethics Blog
The introduction of “addiction vaccines” has brought with it a belief that we have the potential to cure addicts before they have ever tried a drug. Proponents of addiction vaccines hold that they will: prevent children from becoming addicted to drugs in the future, allow addicts to easily and safely stop using drugs, and potentially lower the social and economic costs of addiction for society at large.

However, it is critical to be aware of the limitations and risks — ethical and physical — of introducing these vaccines into mainstream medical care.

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what fun is life if you can’t get a hit of dopamine every now and again?!
addiction management should involve finding that fine line ...

bsagot over a month ago

I agree that mandating this kind of preventative treatment is certainly unethical. Addiction is not a communicable disease, thus it would...

brhowell over a month ago

While I do agree that broadly implementing an addiction vaccine would be unethical and largely unnecessary, does anybody else think that ...

dhass over a month ago

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