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.