Based on the ideas presented in the course readings, the points made during lecture, as well as material from “Brittany’s Story,” here are two questions for you to write about:

1. How can people who are, by definition, chronically afflicted by a disease that is beyond their own personal control be empowered to master this disease through participation in a therapeutic community?

2. In what ways does this documentary paint addiction as a chemical problem? In what ways does it paint addiction as a social problem too?

Please draft a written response to either #1 or #2. Your choice.