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Addiction


Why Steve Jobs was a low tech parent

Denyse O'Leary | 15 Sep 2014 | CONNECTING |  
tags: addiction, Internet use, parenting


Porn addiction is as serious as drug addiction

Nicole M. King | 25 June 2014 | FAMILY EDGE |  
tags: addiction, pornography


iThink: How to use new technology like a human being

Denyse O'Leary | 26 May 2014 | CONNECTING |  
tags: addiction, dehumanization, Internet use


Internet can foster crime or addiction, but weigh remedies carefully

Denyse O'Leary | 21 May 2014 | CONNECTING |  
tags: addiction, Internet use, public policy debates


The Fix: How addiction is invading our lives

Francis Phillips | 11 September 2012 | FEATURES |  
tags: addiction, book reviews, drug abuse, obesity
Addiction to cupcakes, coke, drink or the horses is not a disease, but a choice, says a reformed alcoholic.


Gambling’s biggest addict

Derek Miedema | 02 April 2012 | FEATURES |  
tags: addiction, debt, gambling
It's time for governments to get out of the gambling scene - or use the profits to pay down debt.


A tale of the unexpected

Carolyn Moynihan | 17 December 2010 | FEATURES |  
tags: addiction, religious conversion, Tessa Dahl
Tessa Dahl, daughter of the famous writer, has finally found peace - in an abbey.


Brilliance doesn’t come in bottles

Theron Bowers | 21 May 2010 | FEATURES |  
tags: Adderall, addiction, neuroenhancement
60 Minutes was completely irresponsible in advertising the benefits of Adderall and omitting the serious dangers of addiction. 


Students admit: ‘I’m addicted to my cellphone’

Carolyn Moynihan | 27 April 2010 | FAMILY EDGE |  
tags: addiction, media, social networking
People often speak loosely about youths being “addicted” to their cellphones or iPods but research carried out at the University of Maryland had students using the word themselves when they wrote about how they felt while abstaining from all media for a day.


How to cure an addict: compassion or tough love?

Barbara Kay | 26 November 2009 | FEATURES |  
tags: addiction, drugs, harm reduction
In reality, a heavy dose of moralism and judgement works wonders.


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