I went down the river Netflix order to define it. I returned, changed, fatigued, and understood by Michael Douglas. The horror.
While we may not consume the most on a global scale, our proud history of drinking could see it last far beyond modern hand-wringing.
As it often goes, treating drug and alcohol abuse is often done so with drugs and alcohol. I speak from own experience.
According to some, we’re at the tipping point of our tech addictions. So much so, that one company has designed something to wean us off it.
Reading today’s headlines has pushed me to write this. Addiction is much more than what we use, it’s the world that swirls around it.
Smartphone addiction is a real problem, especially among students. However, one US company has a rather radical solution: Phone prison.
I’ve been a quitting smoking for as long as I’ve been smoking. In fact, a lifetime spent dining on cold turkey and anger has taught me a few things.
Speaking for the “binge-watch” generation, unlike previous social movements built around drug culture, our high will never end. Forever new, forever solitary.
The trial of the card that stops welfare recipients from buying “non-essentials” like alcohol is complete. Alan Tudge has hailed it as a success, but almost half of the users disagree.
Baylor University has claimed that smartphones are as addictive as drugs, but is it just hype? A serial smartphone user spoke to us to dispel the findings (via Skype).
Collective Noun have uncovered a shocking new trend in society: phone addiction. Do you know anyone who suffers from it? (Or do you yourself??)
With drama currently pulsing from every corner of the globe, Ingeborg van Teeseling suggests its time for us to focus on boredom.
After reading a study that claimed people checked their phones 85 times a day, a TBS reader tried to see if he could beat it.
Grant Spencer takes us deep into the void, trying to make sense of the self-destruction that has claimed great artists in the past.
With the legalisation of medicinal marijuana ever closer, Rob Idol says it’s time to focus on the health benefits, not the assumed stigma.
Derryn Hinch was tired of the disappointment of leaving superior hotel bathrooms for his own. So he decided to clean up his ablution situation.
In this week’s Know who you’re Googling, Loretta Barnard unfurls the crushed genius of Billie Holiday.
Richard Jackson’s Long Reads addresses the future of the UK Monarchy, taking the lead in parenting and a lighter view of a dark addiction.
This week’s Long Reads explores effects of addiction on families, lessons taken from Hurricane Katrina and a religious sect based on labour.
Mike Welsh has a problem, uncontrollably yelling at the TV, but admittance is the first step to recovery and he wants to help you too.
Having found support on social media for her shameful dependency, Kathryn Stedman selflessly outlines the warning signs of fiction addiction.