Addiction….where is the line?

This topic has been on the brain for a while.  It started off with this:

https://b0ylu5t.wordpress.com/2014/01/04/utah-and-the-sex-addiction-crisis/

And then an opinion piece about China and Internet addiction on the NYT:

http://www.nytimes.com/2014/01/20/opinion/chinas-web-junkies.html?_r=0

And then there is this:

I’m not saying that I agree 100% with Dr. Ley but I think I agree with the majority of it…there are some valid points regarding  personal responsibility and avoiding it by throwing out the word “addiction” because it’s easier to blame something external to yourself.

Here is a rebuttal:

http://blogs.psychcentral.com/sex/2012/04/debunking-david-j-ley%E2%80%99s-the-myth-of-sex-addiction/

Feel free to comment your thoughts on the subject.

 

2 thoughts on “Addiction….where is the line?

  1. Having lived in the UK and the US, I find it interesting that Americans treat everything as an addiction. Whilst the idea of addiction exists in the UK it is not to the extreme where having one drink could mean you are addicted to alcohol or being a woman who has had sex with someone other than your husband makes you a sex addict. In my opinion addiction is real but I do not believe it is to the extent Americans make it out. Instead I believe true addiction only effects less than 1% of the population and the concept of addiction is exploited by those seeking to make money off of it.

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