History of Addiction From http://score.addicaid.com/ Substance abuse and addiction is not just a modern construct. For centuries, people have struggled with the effects of drugs, alcohol, and other mind-altering substances, including caffeine and tobacco. Although cultural acceptance and stigmas have changed throughout the years, drugs and alcohol have been […]
I am a recovering alcoholic/addict, researcher into the neuropsychology of addictive behaviours, writer and blogger at http://alcoholicsguidetoalcoholism.com/
and have contributed to various other addiction/recovery-based websites such as Addictionland, Klen + Sobr and Recovery SI.
I currently research and write theoretical articles with academics from a UK University
Sure Who’s Counting? Here’s a great longread from The Verge called Engineers of Addiction about the psychology of slot machines and the tech industry. “Bally Technologies, one of the world’s largest manufacturers of slot machines. Compared to the cacophony of a casino floor, Bally’s showroom was practically monastic, the lights low and the […]
Produced by Xie Chenglin, a student at the Central Academy of Fine Arts in China, the video shows people going about with their heads down, obsessed with what’s happening on their smartphone instead of what’s happening in the world around them. No one really behaves this extreme (but selfies taken […]
Getting beatin at the fight with addiction sucks! The American Psychiatric Association decided that enough evidence exists to include video game addiction as a diagnosis in the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders as internet gaming addiction. APA suggests the effects (or symptoms) of video game addiction may […]
“The victim of a malodorous disease which renders him abhorrent to society and periodically degrades him is also the master of a superhuman art which everybody has to respect and which the normal man finds he needs.” Ransacked souls all who drank like fish and wrote like […]
“The addiction piece, I have to say, is a huge part of my life. Not just my own, but that of many people I love. The helplessness around that, and learning to deal with that, and all the various 12-step programs I’ve been a part of over the […]
This entertaining ASAPScience video explains how porn addiction effects our brains and how it changes the way we perceive sex, leading to the same brain activity associated with alcoholism and drug addiction. Porn: it’s the number one topic for internet searches, but do we ever consider how pornography […]
Following on from yesterday’s Infographic on Don Draper’s gradual descent into alcoholism in the the superb series Mad Men we now look at how alcoholism and addiction has been portrayed in this series. From http://score.addicaid.com/mad-mens-depiction-of-alcoholism/ “It’s no secret that Don Draper, Mad Men’s chief protagonist struggles with alcoholism. […]
he battle with alcoholism is the character’s main overarching problem.