Monday, August 29, 2011

Video Game Addiction, Anthony Weiner and the Addiction Excuse

How can you reconcile the following circular argument: addiction is a brain disease that renders people powerless to change, however the only way to overcome your addiction is to make a choice to change? Confused? So are millions of people struggling with so-called addictions. From video gaming, to pornography, to sex, food, gambling, alcohol or drug use; addiction has become synonymous with powerlessness, relapse and failure. It has also become a convenient excuse for poor or harmful behaviors each time an individual is caught with their hand in the proverbial cookie jar.


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