Tag: Alcoholism

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Society needs to stop ignoring alcoholism, and rethink our attitude towards it in relation to other narcotics

The past few months have seen numerous drug related incidents, including the unexpected deaths of three men from Ipswich related to the superman pills/PMA, an MDMA (ecstasy) analog. Tabloid newspaper articles erupted with an unnerving disparity to the scale of disaster, incorrectly labelling the culprit as MDMA – a recurring trend with an age old…

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Phelps: More Than Just A Statistic

If anyone embodied the phrase healthy body, unhealthy mind in 2014, it was US Olympic swimmer Michael Phelps. His towering frame lends itself to his projected image of Nietzsche’s ‘Superman’; but as the philosopher predicted, nihilism has overcome the 29-year-old, who pled guilty to drink driving in October. Fears have grown about the 29-year-old’s mental…

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Musically Minded

It is a truth universally acknowledged – as well as scientifically suggested – that there is often a correlation between artistic genius and mental illness. Many masters of art, literature and music have long been heralded as paragons of this correlation, able to convey a deep inner turmoil through work that is both skilful and…

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