Addiction

Porn and video games: more hysteria about ‘rewiring brains’

11 May 2015 23:00

Here we go again. What effect do you think watching porn and video games have on young men? Yup, they…

I know I shouldn’t ask this, but is cocaine really that addictive?

9 April 2015 17:36

Cocaine addiction is a dreadful thing. I’ve seen it so many times: bright, once-pretty people with washed-out grey faces who…

Processed food is dangerous. It’s time for radical action that libertarians will hate

26 March 2015 10:17

Two very different but valuable crops are grown in Central and South America. After hours of toil, each is carefully…

Ritalin is a fun drug. That’s why it’s crazy to be handing it out to millions of kids

16 March 2015 10:20

The weekend brought yet another warning by an American website about Ritalin. Addiction.org wants people to know about the dangers of…

Stop ‘Stoptober’: seven health benefits associated with smoking

15 October 2014 14:19

James Delingpole’s latest Spectator column laments the pernicious portmanteau afflicting this fine month: Stoptober. Geddit? That’s ‘-ober’, as in the second half…

Human beings aren’t built to handle ‘celebrity’

13 August 2014 22:39

When Robin Williams killed himself, his spokesman revealed that he’d been suffering from depression. Cue well-meaning advice about this mysterious…

Trinny Woodall: how I became a cocaine addict — and how I beat it

27 November 2013 10:33

I’m Trinny, I’m an alcoholic and I’m an addict. When asked whether addiction is a disease, I didn’t have to…

Is addiction a disease?

21 November 2013 16:15

Tonight, the Spectator will host a debate on the motion: ‘Addiction is not a disease’.  Damian Thompson, Theodore Dalrymple and…

The next Spectator Debate: Addiction is not a disease

4 November 2013 17:08

Does addiction actually exist? It’s an issue we’ve examined before at The Spectator and I’m delighted to announce it will…

Does addiction exist? Peter Hitchens vs Damian Thompson in our new View from 22 podcast

7 March 2013 9:32

Should we be doing more or less to help to tackle drug addiction? And does addiction even exist? Are addicts…

The only way to help addicts is to treat them as sick, not bad

5 March 2013 18:18

In this week’s View from 22 podcast, the Mail on Sunday’s Peter Hitchens takes on the Telegraph’s Damian Thompson about Russell Brand,…