The above links refers to an article published by the Telegraph.co.uk written concerning Internet addictions. Whilst the article refers mainly to the population of China it highlights the fact that as technology develops so it creates more avenues for addiction problems to manifest themselves – without the Internet there would be no Internet addiction, but that would not necessarily dictate that those 4 million people in China (and everyone throughout the world that has an Internet addiction) would be free from any addiction problems? As far as this article suggests, the classification for such a problem as an Internet addiction involves an analysis of time spent on the Internet and physiological reactions, whilst hard to define the problem is evident. We need to be aware and make it a priority to educate the masses about the wide spread problem of addictions – regardless of whether it is modern technology or substance abuse that is the latest example to highlight the problem.
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The above link refers to a Channel 4 article written addressing the ever increasing number of betting shops, bookies and casinos, all offering easy opportunities to gamble. What should the government be doing to tackle problem gambling in light of their continued licensing of new places for people to spend money? Many people develop addiction problems leading to financial and psychological issues for them and their families - is problem gambling really recognised by the government as it should be?