Sat Morn Eat n Chat: Addictions or Obsessions? Porn Food Shopping Gaming Texting

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Are we as a society taking less and less responsibility for our behavior and for making sound choices?

Can we all agree that behavior involving the taking of drugs and alcohol constitute addictions?

If so, what about other types of behavior now termed "addictions?"

Is there a difference between a food addiction and an "eating disorder?"

How about those who play video games for hours or days at a time as well as those who wish to view online pornography to satisfy or not to satisfy a physical need?

Countless articles have been written on the subject and a few are cited below. Feel free to read them and possibly do a little research on your own to support your view.

Every participant's opinion matters and everyone is encouraged to participate equally.  Those with a special interest in the subject or who may have special experience with friends, family or vocation are strongly encouraged to attend.

Your insights will no doubt be very valuable!

Disagreement is expected and so is civility and respect for other group members regardless of their views.

We will start around 10:45 and go until 12:30. See you all there!

http://www.independent.co.uk/life-style/health-and-families/health-news/pornography-addiction-leads-to-same-brain-activity-as-alcoholism-or-drug-abuse-study-shows-8832708.html (pornography)

http://www.mynews4.com/news/story/Americans-Showing-Signs-Of-Shopping-Addiction-Prob/sw3QWkFX-k-ouGJZ1jpSiA.cspx (shopping)

http://medicalxpress.com/news/2013-08-food-addiction.html (food)

http://gamerliving.net/2013/08/28/healthy-or-hurtful-gaming-addictions-in-the-gaming-community/ (video games)

http://www.wiscnews.com/reedsburgtimespress/news/local/article_67bba57c-ef91-50b8-8747-cc2bfee63f13.html (gambling)

http://www.nbcnews.com/technology/sleep-texting-nightmare-some-cellphone-addicts-8C11003175 (cellphone)


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  • A former member
    A former member

    Always gOod to be aware and have a dialogue

    October 12, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Very thought provoking conversation

    October 12, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I really enjoyed the conversation. Steve did a great job in facilitating. This was my first experience and I'm definitely going again.

    October 12, 2013

  • Steve

    Thanks to the medical community the word "addiction" has been abolished when it comes to drugs and alcohol. Is it no longer in fashion? The DSM-5 now calls them "use disorders." http://www.drugfree.org/join-together/addiction/commentary-dsm-5-new-addiction-terminology-same-disease Do words that change the description of behavior have great significance? Ask George Carlin. He'll tell you that they do.

    October 10, 2013

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