Am I normal. Tonight BBC2 9:00 (Monday 14th)

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  1. KD

    KD Gone fishing

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    This could be interesting. Not sure that food addiction will get a mention, but I'm sure there will be similarities.



    Am I Normal?

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    Monday 14 April
    9:00pm - 10:00pm
    BBC2 South
    1/4 - Addiction

    "If you wanna stop, stop!" barks the white-bearded US author of a book called Addiction Is a Choice. He's the loudest voice in a programme where stately psychologist Tanya Byron tries to establish if addiction is an illness - something you catch, or are born with - or just selfish, short-sighted behaviour. The author argues that calling addiction (whether to drugs, gambling or sex) a disease legitimises it and lets people duck responsibility for their choices. But plenty of other experts (and addicts with extreme tales to tell) prefer to treat it as a brain disorder. It's an absorbing debate, the first of a series in which Byron, a calm, shrewd presence, tries to mark the boundary between "normal" behaviour, however eccentric, and harmful, pathological behaviour. Along the way we meet a heroin user cured by horses, and
     
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    Hmm, think Ill plus this and watch it at my own pace, looks interesting but may make me angry!!
     
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    I watched this today. Found it very interesting and learnt a few more things to help me along the way :clap:
     
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    i missed this thread and the programme. I will look to see if it is on catch up on Virgin. hope so
     
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    not on virgin on demand but found it is on bbc iplayer for two more days so gonna watch it now
     
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