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Myths and Realities 17: Addictive Personality

Mon 18 Mar 2013, 18.30-20.00

Staff Restaurant, British Library

£7.50 / £5 concessions

Sold out for 18 Mar 2013, 18.30-20.00

Addictions to legal and illegal drugs, alcohol and tobacco are generally considered to be serious social problems. But what drives addiction? Are our compulsions biologically or socially driven? Are some people inevitable 'addicts'? And, what are the social problems caused by addictions? 

Join us for informed and lively discussion and debate. The expert panel will include Professor Gerda Reith, University of Glasgow, Professor David Nutt, Imperial College London and Professor Phil Withington, University of Sheffield. The event will be chaired by Claire Fox, Institute of Ideas.

In partnership with Academy of Social Sciences and The Economic and Social Research Council