Stories by Marc Lewis

Marc Lewis is a neuroscientist and recently retired professor of developmental psychology, at the University of Toronto from 1989 to 2010, and at Radboud University in the Netherlands from 2010 to 2016. His latest book is The Biology of Desire: Why Addiction is Not a Disease (2015-16). He lives in the Netherlands. subscribe to Marc Lewis's feed

Posted on: Jul 11, 2017, Source: The Guardian

Forget the ‘war on drugs’ or laying all blame on pharmas, this epidemic exists because millions live in a world without hope, certainty and structure.

Posted on: May 16, 2017, Source: Aeon

If we can overcome myths about addiction and "recreational" drugs, we can address root causes of drug abuse, such as emotional suffering.

Posted on: Jul 16, 2015, Source: PublicAffairs Books

Addiction may be a frightful and insidious process of change in our habits, but that doesn’t make it a disease.

Posted on: Jul 6, 2015, Source: The Guardian

Every day, millions of Internet users ask Google some of life's most difficult questions, big and small. Here's the answer to one much-asked query about smoking.