Dr. Michael Miller, FASAM, FAPA, medical director of the Herrington Recovery Center at Rogers Memorial Hospital recently appeared as an expert on the disease of addiction on WISN, the Milwaukee-area ABC affiliate.
This certainly is the story of someone who has very little, if any, internal ability to control drinking,” said Dr. Miller.
Dr. Michael Miller, an addiction medicine expert at Rogers Memorial Hospital, said instances of dangerous drunk driving illicit understandable outrage and need to be punished.
But Dr. Miller said it’s important to keep in mind that many repeat offenders suffer from a disease that can only get better with treatment.
“In the case of addiction, there is really something wrong with the individual's ability to impede their impulses and control their consumption. It’s a real different phenomenon than social drinking,” Dr. Miller said.
You can watch the video on WISN’s website.