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The Science of Us: Rethink addiction

The Science of Us - 19 August 2021

Rethink addiction

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Tune in for this special edition of The Science of Us program, run in partnership with Inspiring Australia. National Science Week is Australia’s annual celebration of science and technology, providing an opportunity for everyone to talk science, see science and do science. 

Whether it’s shopping, drinking, drugs, gambling or being addicted to sex or the internet, many Australians struggle to manage behaviours that are detrimental to their relationships, their health and their financial and emotional wellbeing. What is the science of addiction and how can we begin to change unhealthy habits? Addiction is the most stigmatised health condition globally, and that may be why so many Australians are reluctant to seek help. Professor Dan Lubman AM discusses why people resist getting help for their addictions and how you or your loved ones can help overcome some of the barriers faced in getting professional support.