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Myths and Realities 17: Addictive Personality

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? 

Our expert panel included Professor Gerda Reith, University of Glasgow, Professor David Nutt, Imperial College London and Professor Phil Withington, University of Sheffield. Chaired by Claire Fox, Institute of Ideas.

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

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