Superbowl & Gambling

Feb 4, 2021: We are heading towards the biggest gambling day of the year, Superbowl. On the radio this morning was promotion of all the different types of bets one can make – outside of the big game itself – from how many wardrobe changes The Weeknd will make during Halftime, to what colour ‘Gatorade …

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Six Components of Addiction

Substance or Process/Behaviour: What makes it an ‘Addiction’: A lot of us understand how people become addicted to substances/chemicals, like nicotine, alcohol, prescription and illegal drugs. A common question I’m asked: are non-substance addictions like gambling really addictions at all? My response: behavioural addictions can be just as serious as substance addictions. Dr. Mark Griffiths …

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