Vital Signs: Age of Addiction

AIRS JULY 20, 2020 AT 6PM

Total loss of all control. Obsessive cravings. Whether it is from a substance or a behaviour, addiction is a disease that threatens relationships, school, work, and lives. We explore the world of behavioural addiction.

From gambling in Australia to technology addiction in the United Kingdom, addiction is moving into the digital age. As technology permeates even more of our daily lives, what can we do to limit tech exposure?

Addiction to the virtual world is a reality for millions of people around the world. Like technology, food addicts struggle with overwhelming access. Sugar has been shown in studies to be as addictive as cocaine. And it can be hard to cut back when it’s hiding in foods you’d never think of.

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