Is Drug Addiction a Choice?

“I’m not great at the advice. Can I interest you in a sarcastic comment?”     -Chandler Bing, Friends

Everyone remembers Matthew Perry as Chandler Bing, aka the funny guy on the hit TV series Friends. What most people aren’t aware of however is his severe drug addiction. In this video, Perry is debating a journalist named Peter Hitchens on whether or not the addiction piece of using is a choice. While the top is supposed to be centered on drug courts, it quickly turns into a debate on this issue that has been and is being heavily looked at by people all over the world. The American Medical Association has defined addiction as a disease. What do you think?

Matthew Perry on BBC Newsnight

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