Australia’s Gambling Problem Explosion

“Gambling losses in Australia are at a record high after punters frittered away almost A$24bn (£14bn; $18bn) in a year, according to data compiled by the Queensland state government this month. More than half was lost on poker or slot machines at pubs and clubs. “Gambling in Australia is the equivalent of guns in America,”Continue reading “Australia’s Gambling Problem Explosion”

Addiction – Not a disease?

  The word addiction can mean many things for many people. Are people unable to choose wisely because they lack impulse control? Are they always driven to extremes through a brain disease that effects ability to choose? Has it been an over-exposure or indulgence in substances that has changed the brain to become drink andContinue reading “Addiction – Not a disease?”