Daniel Anderson: The Hero Who Redefined Alcoholism

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8 Responses to “Daniel Anderson: The Hero Who Redefined Alcoholism”


  • Definitely unsung! Thanks for sharing this.

  • There’s no doubt Daniel Anderson changed society’s perception of addiction. At this point, it’s hard to imagine a time when (most) people didn’t understand that addiction is a disease and not a sign of moral inferiority. Many fine people have had the props kicked out from under them by the insidiousness of substance abuse, and thanks to Anderson’s compassionate insights, many of them have recovered and reclaimed their lives.

    Anderson’s heroism may be of a quiet and undramatic sort, but it’s astonishing to think of how many thousands– or millions– of lives he has saved.

  • I found this specific blog particularly captivating because of the social aspect attached to it’s content. Based solely on this blog, it appears that Anderson is indeed an “Unsung” hero and possesses all characteristics present in our most well known heroes. His ability to remain dedicated and selfless through monumental work and discovery are extremely admirable. The courage present to defy previous notions concerning addiction must have been immense and received serious opposition. Through this opposition, Anderson emerged with success and a life-altering discovery.

  • I am very thankful of Daniel Anderson’s as I know quite a few alcoholics and know the problems they go through. I also know that it would be much more difficult if there wasn’t the support and research about the topic that exists today. Thanks to Daniel Anderson, people saw alcohol and addiction in a different sense.

  • Addiction is a disease and addicts need to be treated with care and not treated as criminals, they basically live a life imprisoned by their addiction, they do not need to be thrown in jail, treatment would be better.

  • Dan Anderson’s philosophy is really informative since it discussed alcohol treatment facility which in the long run has great effect in the society. This is a specific detailed alcoholism treatment with a goal to help people who experience addiction to alcohol. This is very important to society.

  • And that’s why some crimes can’t be blamed on the alcohol alone. Alcohol addiction has also other igniting factor why it happens. Dan Anderson has discovered this very clever philosophy and it made us all wake up to something significantly true. :)

  • Excellent, excellent article.

    Thanks for building awareness to a very serious problem in college students should not take lightly. College drinking is a major problem and is many times a true gateway to additional drug use. The fact that over 1,800 college students die every year from alcohol-related accidents is a startling number.

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